Dear Dance Marathon Families,

Our families are the sole reason why the University of Iowa Dance Marathon exists. We serve all pediatric oncology patients and their families undergoing treatment at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. There are over 800 Dance Marathon families who continue to touch our lives each and every day. We aim to support our families both emotionally and financially through special programs within and outside of the hospital. You can find members of our Family Relations team volunteering at the children's hospital and putting on activities for the kids every day of the week. Our Rep Program aims to keep you informed about Dance Marathon and other organizations on campus while creating personal relationships between your family and a student in Dance Marathon. Outside of the hospital, we host 8 different family events throughout the year, bringing our Dance Marathon families together for a day of fun, free from stress, at various destinations around Iowa.

Whether you are a new Dance Marathon family, someone who has been with us throughout your entire cancer journey and is now five years cancer free,  or the family of a kiddo who is dancing in our hearts, we feel so blessed that you allow us to be a part of your lives! For any questions regarding Family Relations, please don't hesitate to contact me, at dm.famrelations@gmail.com.

Always For The Kids,

Abby Powell                                                                                              

Family Relations Director, Dance Marathon 23

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