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Three Schools. 26.2 Hours. Over One Million Miracles.

Each fall, Dance Marathon programs benefiting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital host fundraising push days to help raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over three different spans of 26.2 hours, Dance Marathon at the University of Florida, Dance Marathon at Florida State University, and OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University had a collective mission:

Be Bold and Make a Statement to Transform Today.

Transform Today Total Reveal & Moralloween

What a magical and special day! Thank you to everyone who took part in Transform Today and came to celebrate with us at Moralloween! Together we proved that #WhenWeBelieve, nothing is out of our reach.

Posted by Dance Marathon at UF on Friday, October 26, 2018

On October 23-24, Dance Marathon at UF set a goal to raise $600,000 on their fifth annual Transform Today. They raised $626,602.22 in 26.2 hours and maintained the highest fundraising push day for all of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs across the U.S. and Canada. They were able to celebrate their total reveal in conjunction with their third annual Moralloween event.

$364,815.46This is Marshal’s Statement. Over the course of 26.2 hours, our Dance Marathon at FSU family proved to #BeTheNext miracle makers as we joined together for one mission. Together, we achieved the impossible. We are so excited to see the miracles the rest of this year brings. Thank you to everyone who made Marshal’s Statement possible. #HTG

Posted by Dance Marathon at FSU on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dance Marathon at FSU continued with momentum shortly after on November 13-14. They dedicated their fundraising efforts for 26.2 hours to Marshal Fisher, a CMN Ambassador who fought a fierce battle with pediatric cancer until May 2018. During Marshal’s Statement they aimed to raise $335,000 in honor of the 335 children who, like Marshal, will be diagnosed with osteosarcoma this year. Marshal’s mom was able to help them celebrate an incredible $364,815.46 in his honor.

Posted by OwlThon FAU on Thursday, November 15, 2018

On November 14-15, OwlThon at FAU carried the baton in hopes of raising $40,000 during their fourth annual Be Bold Push Day. OwlThon surpassed their goal with an impressive $42,293.87—a 30% increase over their last fundraising push day!

Together, these extraordinary student leaders raised $1,033,711.55 in a collective 26.2 hours—and they’re just getting started. A total of 23,902 online donations were made between the three events. Each program will continue raising funds and awareness for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital until their culminating Dance Marathon events in the spring:

Dance Marathon at Florida State University: March 1-3, 2019

OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University: March 23, 2019

Dance Marathon at UF’s 25th Anniversary: March 30-31, 2019