Dear Dancers,

Participating in the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon as a Dancer is an integral part of the Hawkeye Experience every student should do at least once. It is a unique, exciting opportunity where you will be able to fundraise for children and families affected by pediatric cancer while getting involved with the largest student-led organization on campus. As a Dancer, you will be expected to fundraise at least $500 for the kiddos. We offer a lot of resources to help you raise the minimum and go above and beyond. Once you have raised the $500, you are eligible to attend the Big Event on February 3rd and 4th! This 24-hour event is a life changing experience where we don’t sit, sleep, or consume caffeine. The purpose of this crazy dance party is to celebrate for the kiddos who have won their battle against cancer, stand by those who are still fighting, and honor those who are dancing in our hearts. While the highlight of the Dance Marathon year is definitely our Big Event, there are lots of events happening year-round to help you fundraise, meet other students, and hang out with the kiddos and families.

When you register, you will be able to select a morale group. You may wish to select the same group as your friends or use this opportunity to meet new friends by selecting a random group. Once you have completed the registration process, your Morale Captain and Morale Captain Assistant(s) will contact you with information on how to begin fundraising. They will be your go-to people throughout the year for any questions or concerns you may have and will also send you weekly emails with updates on happenings within the organization. Your Morale Captain and Morale Captain Assistant are here to support you in any way throughout the year and during the Big Event.

Thank you for taking the time to register and getting involved with Dance Marathon! We can’t wait to have you on our team and see all of the amazing things you do for the kids this year. Thanks again, and welcome to the Dance Marathon family! If you have any questions about the Dancer experience or registering, do not hesitate to contact me, at

Always FTK,
Dylan Lloyd
Morale Director, Dance Marathon 24

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