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In its twenty-third year, Dance Marathon at Florida State University (DM at FSU) is challenging its student body and community to reach new heights. On January 30, 2018, the largest student-run philanthropy on FSU’s campus revealed its goal of raising $2,000,000 for its beneficiaries: UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville and the FSU College of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Programs.

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Posted by Dance Marathon at FSU on Tuesday, January 30, 2018


DM at FSU first started as a small fundraiser in Tully gymnasium back in 1995, raising slightly more than $19,000, and has now become the fourth-highest fundraising Miracle Network Dance Marathon program in the nation. From these humble beginnings, DM at FSU has grown every year due to the dedication and drive of Florida State students.

“We hope the release of this $2 million goal will not only spark excitement, but will serve as a catalyst to bring the entire campus together,” says Dance Marathon’s Executive Director Chloe Milthorpe. Florida State’s campus has undergone a trying year. Between a dangerous hurricane, an indefinite, interim Greek suspension and the resignation of the football team’s head coach, FSU’s student body is in need of a single cause that everyone can rally behind.

The organization is challenging every student to take part in this monumental goal. Whether it is participating as a fundraiser, dancer, donor or volunteer – there is a place for every student within this organization. DM at FSU hopes that by uniting the campus, the student body can make a statement that despite these unforeseen obstacles, FSU students can come together as one unit to create positive change within the community.

Dance Marathon at Florida State University, a Miracle Network Dance Marathon program, is a year-long effort that culminates into an annual 40-hour event, where more than 1,800 students stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for our local beneficiaries. Over the past 22 years, Dance Marathon at FSU has raised nearly $10 million for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and FSU’s College of Medicine.

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