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These quilts are hung every year at the Big Event. The name of every child who is Forever Dancing In Our Hearts is written on these quilts. This has been a Dance Marathon tradition for 27 years, and one of the many ways we continuously honor and remember the joy that these children brought to the world. Recognizing the legacy of each of these children is one of the most important parts of what we do. 

This candle is lit in the back of the Main Lounge and burns continuously during the Big Event in memory of the lives of our Dancing In Our Hearts children. It serves as a reminder that during the 24 hours of the event, you will get tired. Your feet will hurt, and you may think that you want to quit. The second that you begin to doubt why you are here, turn to the back of the room. Look at the candle burning and the hundreds of names on the quilts below it. Remember each of these children and their families that stand behind us now. Let these children push you through and give you a reason to keep standing.

Here are specific items that Dance Marathon funds for our Dancing In Our Hearts families. Each family is sent a sympathy card and a Dancing In Our Hearts quilt with their child’s name on it.

DIH Dog Tag


DIH Engraved Necklace


DIH Quilt


Funeral Expenses