History and Tradition

In 1994, a unique and motivated group of students, in conjunction with the Children's Miracle Network, created Dance Marathon at the University of Iowa. A year's worth of planning and hard work generated an impressive first year total of $31,000 and included 26 wonderful Families. Over the past 24 years, the Dance Marathon has raised over 24.5 million dollars for the kids! Click on each shirt below to learn more about how each year in Dance Marathon shaped their impact!

Timeline

1995

$31,000.00

1995
1996

$50,100.88

1996
1997

$105,273.36

1997
1998

$225,317.71

1998
1999

$354,064.08

1999
2000

$357,004.20

2000
2001

$504,222.77

2001
2002

$519,990.70

2002
2003

$607,385.09

2003
2004

$625,758.10

2004
2005

$579,214.11

2005
2006

$686,251.12

2006
2007

$880,903.13

2007
2008

$1,003,646.14

2008
2009

$1,030,428.15

2009
2010

$1,058,658.16

2010
2011

$1,220,146.17

2011
2012

$1,369,147.18

2012
2013

$1,529,650.19

2013
2014

$1,801,032.20

2014
2015

$2,001,854.21

2015
2016

$2,424,031.22

2016
2017

$2,572,130.23

2017
2018

$3,011,015.24

2018