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Dance Marathon 27

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Events

Discord for Families (Virtual)

Feb. 26 — 27, 2021
All Day
Virtual Event

In order to stimulate the same community our families get from each annual Big Event, we have set up a Discord Platform to use! Discord is a platform where you are able to instant message other families either individually or through groups. We have set up the discord channel to have multiple groups that you can join and talk with other families!

To begin using discord, follow this link (https://discord.gg/vFYQMzFUNG). It will ask you for your name and birthday. It will then prompt you to make an account with a username and password. Lastly, it will offer you to download the desktop app, however, this is not necessary and can be skipped.

Once you are in the discord server, you will see various channels on the right side of the screen. We have set up channels for #teens, #siblings, #dih-families, #hospital-staff, and many more!

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Family Speakers-Main Stage (Virtual)

Feb. 26 — 27, 2021
7:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Throughout the event there is various family speakers. To learn more about the families and when they will be speaking, click here!

Move-A-Thon (Virtual)

Feb. 26 — 27, 2021
7:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

For more information click here!

Halfway There (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
7:00 AM — 7:30 AM
Virtual Event

Come and celebrate making it halfway through our 24 hour Virtual Big Event! Our DJs will play and we will wake up together as we get our day started.

Jazzercise (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
7:40 AM — 8:10 AM
Virtual Event

Wake up and get your day started with a live Jazzercise class! Get into the Virtual Big Event spirit by getting your energy up and moving and grooving.

K2K Presentation

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:10 AM — 8:20 AM

Come see how much the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K accomplished this year!

Dance Marathon the Marathon Thank-You

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:20 AM — 8:30 AM

Tune in to listen to your DMM 27 Co-Chairs thank DMM 27 for Running with Resilience!

Project Outrun Highlight

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:20 AM — 8:25 AM

Stop by to hear about Project Outrun’s mission and all the amazing things they have done for this year’s Mile Motivators!

FSL Toteboard (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:35 AM — 8:45 AM
Virtual Event

Come see the first Toteboard of the Virtual Big Event. How much did our FSL community raise this year?

Hospital Skit (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
9:15 AM — 9:45 AM
Virtual Event

Our hospital partners have put together a TikTok themed video for this year's hospital skit! Celebrate our healthcare heroes by watching them dance and recreate viral trends. Stick around after because we will be presenting the Hospital Staff Award and waving to the hospital!

Alumni Fundraising Hour (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Our goal is to have 270 alumni donate during this hour to show the dancers we care in honor of DM27. 

Morale Dance Showcase (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
10:05 AM — 10:35 AM
Virtual Event

Tune in to see Morale Dances from the last five years relived and replayed from our alumni. 

Activity Boxes (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Like our virtual family events, we will go through activity boxes on zoom during the Big Event! Please join us from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 27th as UIDM members go through the activity boxes together.

Passcode: BigEvent

Link to instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TVrHhzxF6IGFy7qMpJLWewDKiWQ8lqOJ/view?usp=sharing

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Car Parade

Car Parade

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Lot 43

Cars can start meeting in Lot 43 at 11am (get there no later than 11:25am)
The Car Parade will start at 11:30am
Participants must fill out this waiver to participate: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions
The map above shows directions for arriving and driving in the car parade!

Kiddo Talent Show (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:20 AM — 11:30 AM
Virtual Event

Our kiddos have been working hard all year to show off their amazing and unique talents – let’s see what they’ve got in store! Make sure to tune in for this must see act.

DIH Luncheon (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Virtual Event

Although we cannot meet in person this year for the Dancing In Our Hearts Luncheon, we hope to foster a similar environment of love and support during this Zoom meeting led by Mary Schlapkohl, one of the Nurse Practitioners in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Cancer Center. Families will be allowed time to share stories and memories of their DIH children in hopes of reminding others that they are not alone. Other hospital staff members will also be present.

ONLY OPEN TO DIH FAMILY MEMBERS AND HOSPITAL STAFF

Passcode: DIH

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Be The Match (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:30 AM — 2:30 PM
Virtual Event

Join the Bone Marrow Registry!

Many of our Dance Marathon kiddos are bone marrow transplant patients. One incredible way you can help these kiddos and many others across the country is by joining the Bone Marrow Registry. Representatives from Be the Match will be available on Zoom from 11:30am-2:30pm to help you join the registry or answer any questions you may have.
**This event is not sponsored by UIDM.

Join Virtual Event

Family Activity- Alumni (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Virtual Event

Spend time with some Dance Marathon families in a more personal virtual Zoom breakout room.  If you placed an order for the Big Event in a Box by the deadline, you can use the craft supplies provided in the box for the activity. 
Meeting Code: 922 8998 6397. Password: Alumni. 
**Not Sponsored by UIDM

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DMAG Check Presentation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
12:30 PM — 12:35 PM
Virtual Event

Celebrate the amount donated by UIDM alumni over the course of the year.

Athlete Q & A (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
1:00 PM — 1:30 PM
Virtual Event

From 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 27th we will be hosting student athletes from the University of Iowa on a zoom panel to answer questions, give their stories, and interact with families.

Passcode: Sports

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Daniel Martin, Magician (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
1:40 PM — 2:40 PM
Virtual Event

Fun for all ages, Daniel Martin has become one of the most in-demand performers touring today. His high-energy fusion of exhilarating magic and sarcasm continually leads to record-breaking crowds. His award-winning magic has been seen by millions on CBS, NBC, WGN, VH1, Discovery, and, most recently, the Top 100 Magic Moments in History on BBC.

Forever Families Graduation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
2:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Virtual Event

5 years off treatment, nine of our kiddos are graduating! Please tune in to see our hospital staff congratulate them on this special and important milestone.

Teen Event (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
3:45 PM — 4:15 PM
Virtual Event

Join us from 8:45 pm to 9:15 pm on Friday, February 26th and from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 27th for our teen hangouts! This is a time to hangout with UIDM members along with playing games for prizes!

Passcode: TeenRoom

Join Virtual Event

Power Hour and Closing Ceremony Watch Party- Alumni (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
4:45 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Celebrate the end of an unforgettable year. 

**Not Sponsored by UIDM

Join Virtual Event

Power Hour (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
5:10 PM — 6:10 PM
Virtual Event

You did it! You made it through our 24 hour Virtual Big Event! It’s time to celebrate and have a good time as we calculate exactly how much we money we raised this year.

Closing Ceremonies and Toteboard Presentation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
6:10 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

A can’t miss for the Virtual Big Event – tune in to see how much we raised and feel all the feels.

Halfway There (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
7:00 AM — 7:30 AM
Virtual Event

Come and celebrate making it halfway through our 24 hour Virtual Big Event! Our DJs will play and we will wake up together as we get our day started.

K2K Presentation

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:10 AM — 8:20 AM

Come see how much the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K accomplished this year!

Dance Marathon the Marathon Thank-You

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:20 AM — 8:30 AM

Tune in to listen to your DMM 27 Co-Chairs thank DMM 27 for Running with Resilience!

Project Outrun Highlight

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:20 AM — 8:25 AM

Stop by to hear about Project Outrun’s mission and all the amazing things they have done for this year’s Mile Motivators!

FSL Toteboard (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:35 AM — 8:45 AM
Virtual Event

Come see the first Toteboard of the Virtual Big Event. How much did our FSL community raise this year?

Hospital Skit (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
9:15 AM — 9:45 AM
Virtual Event

Our hospital partners have put together a TikTok themed video for this year's hospital skit! Celebrate our healthcare heroes by watching them dance and recreate viral trends. Stick around after because we will be presenting the Hospital Staff Award and waving to the hospital!

Morale Dance Showcase (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
10:05 AM — 10:35 AM
Virtual Event

Tune in to see Morale Dances from the last five years relived and replayed from our alumni. 

Car Parade

Car Parade

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Lot 43

Cars can start meeting in Lot 43 at 11am (get there no later than 11:25am)
The Car Parade will start at 11:30am
Participants must fill out this waiver to participate: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions
The map above shows directions for arriving and driving in the car parade!

Kiddo Talent Show (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:20 AM — 11:30 AM
Virtual Event

Our kiddos have been working hard all year to show off their amazing and unique talents – let’s see what they’ve got in store! Make sure to tune in for this must see act.

Be The Match (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:30 AM — 2:30 PM
Virtual Event

Join the Bone Marrow Registry!

Many of our Dance Marathon kiddos are bone marrow transplant patients. One incredible way you can help these kiddos and many others across the country is by joining the Bone Marrow Registry. Representatives from Be the Match will be available on Zoom from 11:30am-2:30pm to help you join the registry or answer any questions you may have.
**This event is not sponsored by UIDM.

Join Virtual Event

DMAG Check Presentation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
12:30 PM — 12:35 PM
Virtual Event

Celebrate the amount donated by UIDM alumni over the course of the year.

Daniel Martin, Magician (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
1:40 PM — 2:40 PM
Virtual Event

Fun for all ages, Daniel Martin has become one of the most in-demand performers touring today. His high-energy fusion of exhilarating magic and sarcasm continually leads to record-breaking crowds. His award-winning magic has been seen by millions on CBS, NBC, WGN, VH1, Discovery, and, most recently, the Top 100 Magic Moments in History on BBC.

Forever Families Graduation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
2:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Virtual Event

5 years off treatment, nine of our kiddos are graduating! Please tune in to see our hospital staff congratulate them on this special and important milestone.

Power Hour (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
5:10 PM — 6:10 PM
Virtual Event

You did it! You made it through our 24 hour Virtual Big Event! It’s time to celebrate and have a good time as we calculate exactly how much we money we raised this year.

Closing Ceremonies and Toteboard Presentation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
6:10 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

A can’t miss for the Virtual Big Event – tune in to see how much we raised and feel all the feels.

Halfway There (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
7:00 AM — 7:30 AM
Virtual Event

Come and celebrate making it halfway through our 24 hour Virtual Big Event! Our DJs will play and we will wake up together as we get our day started.

K2K Presentation

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:10 AM — 8:20 AM

Come see how much the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K accomplished this year!

FSL Toteboard (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
8:35 AM — 8:45 AM
Virtual Event

Come see the first Toteboard of the Virtual Big Event. How much did our FSL community raise this year?

Hospital Skit (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
9:15 AM — 9:45 AM
Virtual Event

Our hospital partners have put together a TikTok themed video for this year's hospital skit! Celebrate our healthcare heroes by watching them dance and recreate viral trends. Stick around after because we will be presenting the Hospital Staff Award and waving to the hospital!

Morale Dance Showcase (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
10:05 AM — 10:35 AM
Virtual Event

Tune in to see Morale Dances from the last five years relived and replayed from our alumni. 

Activity Boxes (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Like our virtual family events, we will go through activity boxes on zoom during the Big Event! Please join us from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 27th as UIDM members go through the activity boxes together.

Passcode: BigEvent

Link to instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TVrHhzxF6IGFy7qMpJLWewDKiWQ8lqOJ/view?usp=sharing

Join Virtual Event

Kiddo Talent Show (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:20 AM — 11:30 AM
Virtual Event

Our kiddos have been working hard all year to show off their amazing and unique talents – let’s see what they’ve got in store! Make sure to tune in for this must see act.

DIH Luncheon (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Virtual Event

Although we cannot meet in person this year for the Dancing In Our Hearts Luncheon, we hope to foster a similar environment of love and support during this Zoom meeting led by Mary Schlapkohl, one of the Nurse Practitioners in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Cancer Center. Families will be allowed time to share stories and memories of their DIH children in hopes of reminding others that they are not alone. Other hospital staff members will also be present.

ONLY OPEN TO DIH FAMILY MEMBERS AND HOSPITAL STAFF

Passcode: DIH

Join Virtual Event

Be The Match (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:30 AM — 2:30 PM
Virtual Event

Join the Bone Marrow Registry!

Many of our Dance Marathon kiddos are bone marrow transplant patients. One incredible way you can help these kiddos and many others across the country is by joining the Bone Marrow Registry. Representatives from Be the Match will be available on Zoom from 11:30am-2:30pm to help you join the registry or answer any questions you may have.
**This event is not sponsored by UIDM.

Join Virtual Event

Athlete Q & A (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
1:00 PM — 1:30 PM
Virtual Event

From 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 27th we will be hosting student athletes from the University of Iowa on a zoom panel to answer questions, give their stories, and interact with families.

Passcode: Sports

Join Virtual Event

Daniel Martin, Magician (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
1:40 PM — 2:40 PM
Virtual Event

Fun for all ages, Daniel Martin has become one of the most in-demand performers touring today. His high-energy fusion of exhilarating magic and sarcasm continually leads to record-breaking crowds. His award-winning magic has been seen by millions on CBS, NBC, WGN, VH1, Discovery, and, most recently, the Top 100 Magic Moments in History on BBC.

Forever Families Graduation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
2:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Virtual Event

5 years off treatment, nine of our kiddos are graduating! Please tune in to see our hospital staff congratulate them on this special and important milestone.

Teen Event (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
3:45 PM — 4:15 PM
Virtual Event

Join us from 8:45 pm to 9:15 pm on Friday, February 26th and from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 27th for our teen hangouts! This is a time to hangout with UIDM members along with playing games for prizes!

Passcode: TeenRoom

Join Virtual Event

Power Hour (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
5:10 PM — 6:10 PM
Virtual Event

You did it! You made it through our 24 hour Virtual Big Event! It’s time to celebrate and have a good time as we calculate exactly how much we money we raised this year.

Closing Ceremonies and Toteboard Presentation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
6:10 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

A can’t miss for the Virtual Big Event – tune in to see how much we raised and feel all the feels.

Alumni Fundraising Hour (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Our goal is to have 270 alumni donate during this hour to show the dancers we care in honor of DM27. 

Morale Dance Showcase (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
10:05 AM — 10:35 AM
Virtual Event

Tune in to see Morale Dances from the last five years relived and replayed from our alumni. 

Car Parade

Car Parade

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Lot 43

Cars can start meeting in Lot 43 at 11am (get there no later than 11:25am)
The Car Parade will start at 11:30am
Participants must fill out this waiver to participate: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions
The map above shows directions for arriving and driving in the car parade!

Be The Match (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
11:30 AM — 2:30 PM
Virtual Event

Join the Bone Marrow Registry!

Many of our Dance Marathon kiddos are bone marrow transplant patients. One incredible way you can help these kiddos and many others across the country is by joining the Bone Marrow Registry. Representatives from Be the Match will be available on Zoom from 11:30am-2:30pm to help you join the registry or answer any questions you may have.
**This event is not sponsored by UIDM.

Join Virtual Event

DMAG Check Presentation (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
12:30 PM — 12:35 PM
Virtual Event

Celebrate the amount donated by UIDM alumni over the course of the year.

Family Activity- Alumni (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Virtual Event

Spend time with some Dance Marathon families in a more personal virtual Zoom breakout room.  If you placed an order for the Big Event in a Box by the deadline, you can use the craft supplies provided in the box for the activity. 
Meeting Code: 922 8998 6397. Password: Alumni. 
**Not Sponsored by UIDM

Join Virtual Event

Power Hour and Closing Ceremony Watch Party- Alumni (Virtual)

Sat, Feb. 27, 2021
4:45 PM — 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Celebrate the end of an unforgettable year. 

**Not Sponsored by UIDM

Join Virtual Event