For the Kids


University of Iowa's Dance Marathon is where over 2,300 UI students celebrate children who've survived pediatric cancer; remember ones lost; and raise money in the cause against the disease. Dance Marathon is the largest student organization on campus.


For 24 hours, dancers may not sit, sleep, or consume caffeine. The following images take place over two annual Marathons, which have collectively raised $5,583,145. 

Dancers file into the ground floor for the last meal of Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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Dancers in front of a green screen watch a performance at Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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A dancer is seen at Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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A dancer watches a performance at Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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Louisa Judge and Kenzie Krehbiel rest along a wall during Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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Chantel Schmidt, left, holds her newly cut hair to be donated during Dance Marathon in the IMU in February 2017.

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Malcolm Thornock arranges glowsticks on the floor during Dance Marathon 24 in the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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Dancers participate in Power Hour—the last hour of Dance Marathon—on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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A dancer holds her newly cut hair to be donated during Dance Marathon in the IMU in February 2017.

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Isabel Shaw, left, performs a handstand during Dance Marathon 24 in the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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A participant crowdsurfs during Power Hour—the last hour of Dance Marathon—on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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Morale captains kneel before going onstage for Power Hour, the last hour of Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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Dancers stretch during Dance Marathon in February 2017. 

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Morale captains kneel before going onstage for Power Hour, the last hour of Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.
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Dancers participate in Power Hour, the last hour of Dance Marathon, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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