Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is gearing up for our 30th annual Main Event on April 13th-14th, 2024! Together, we continue our #FightForMore for 26.2 hours in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. We have so many things in store to celebrate our year long efforts including fan favorites such as the Linedance, Theme Hours, the Rave, talent performances, and so much more! Participants will have the opportunity to hear from our Miracle Families as they share their stories, and the impact that DM at UF has had on their lives. Tune in to help us continue our fight against childhood illness and reach the day that no child has to wear a hospital band.

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is the largest student-run and highest fundraising philanthropy in the Southeast United States. Our mission is to strive to bring together the campus and community to raise funds and awareness for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. We are going into our 30th year of Dance Marathon at UF, having fundraised over $30,000,000 thus far. This past year, we celebrated our 29th year by raising a historic $2,007,079.05!

30 years ago, it was the resilience, the drive, the fight, in a group of students with a dedicated purpose, that has long since inspired thousands of members, partners, and donors to continue our battle. #FightForMore encapsulates our determination to carry on the legacy of DM at UF and all those who came before us. Our Miracle Children and Families are all fighting illnesses they did not choose to fight. They never stop fighting, so neither should we. We all have the ability to fight; to create a world where children facing pediatric illness are not defined by their conditions, but rather their courage and determination to #FightForMore.

Our Story

DM at UF is one of the five founding Dance Marathon programs in the nation. Since our start, we have raised more than $30 million for the Miracle Families UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

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CMN Hospitals
& UF Health

Ranked one of the top 50 pediatric hospitals in the nation in seven categories, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network have created one of the greatest facilities of care for children and young adults.

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Miracle Families

Take a moment to meet the heart and soul of our movement. Our Miracle Families are the inspiration for every student who is part of DM at UF.

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