Family Stories

Our Dance Marathon Families

The reason why we dance.

Our families are the true inspiration that motivates us to provide the financial and emotional support that they need and deserve. Learning about their stories brings the realities of cancer to life, and truly shows just how much of a difference we can make in their lives. We want you to meet our amazing families and hear about their journey with cancer and Dance Marathon! We know that after you read their stories, you will be just as inspired as all of us involved in the University of Iowa Dance Marathon.

The Bliss Family


The Thornock Family

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 The Christiansen Family


The Roach Family 

our little brave hero

The Mireles Family

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The Lee Family 

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 The Erbes Family

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The Ballard Family

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The Breuer Family 

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