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Donor pledges to match amount raised for UNI Dance Marathon


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) - If you're looking for a great way to donate to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital right now, this might be it. The UNI Dance Marathon student organization has announced on their Facebook page that a donor has pledged to match the number they reveal at their Big Event.

UNI Dance Marathon's goal for this year is to raise $700,000. So if they reach their fundraising goal, a $1.4 million donation would go directly to the children's hospital in Iowa City through the Children's Miracle Network, supporting research, education, equipment and curriculum.

Dance Marathon is an effort that began in 1973 at Penn State. Since then, universities across the country have started Dance Marathons of their own to raise money within their communities.

The UNI Dance Marathon began in 2011 and, since then, the organization has raised a total of $2,667,188. Last year alone, they raised $680,464.08 for the hospital.

While fundraising continues leading up to the Big Event in the spring, consider donating to the UNI Dance Marathon, and do so by clicking here.

Abby Turpin

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