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100 days until the Big Event.

Meet The Families

The reason why we dance.

With over 1,000 UI Dance Marathon families, 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 five of 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 Bethanie Johnson Family

The Bethanie Johnson Family

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The Dillyn Mumme Family

The Dillyn Mumme Family

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The Glenna Houtz Family

The Glenna Houtz Family

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The Micah Marasch Family

The Micah Marasch Family

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The Pierce Duvall Family

The Pierce Duvall Family

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The Charlie McCoy Family

The Charlie McCoy Family

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The Jackson Gipe Family

The Jackson Gipe Family

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The Will Olson Family

The Will Olson Family

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The Emery Thompson Family

The Emery Thompson Family

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The Shaun O'Brien Family

The Shaun O'Brien Family

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The Dashiell Codd Family

The Dashiell Codd Family

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The Isaac Mussman Family

The Isaac Mussman Family

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The Cody Cohen Family

The Cody Cohen Family

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The Nora Scott Family

The Nora Scott Family

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The Sierra Manning Family

The Sierra Manning Family

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The Morgan LaBelle Family

The Morgan LaBelle Family

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