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Runway of Hope

“UIDM Combines Family Weekend Brunch with Kiddo Fashion Show into New Event: Runway of Hope”

IOWA CITY, IA — On Sunday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge, the University of Iowa Dance Marathon is combining Family Weekend Brunch and the Kiddo Fashion Show to create a new event, Runway of Hope.

This is an opportunity to learn about the organization, to celebrate Dance Marathon's achievements, and to help fundraise for the children fighting cancer at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. There will be a silent auction and a brunch provided for both students and their families. After, some of Dance Marathon's kiddos and their siblings will be putting on a fashion show as entertainment.

Ali Watkins, Dance Marathon 25’s Development Chair, is excited about the event’s new combination.

“This is the first annual Runway of Hope family weekend brunch and kiddo fashion show combination event. This event is special in that our own families have the unique opportunity to meet the children and families who are the inspiration behind our lime. We look forward to bringing our Hawkeye community together this Sunday morning to meet our families, learn about our organization, and support our mission.”

Those who wish to come can sign up at the following link:

All press is encouraged to come to the event for more coverage.

For more information, please contact the following:
Olivia Gunn, Development Director, at