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Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community. These students spend a year learning invaluable leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families. The year culminates with a 12-40 hour long event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment in celebration of the total amount raised that year.

Why stay on your feet for that long? To quote the first Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Dance Marathon’s mission statement: “We dance for those who can’t.” It is this solidarity to – and connection with – the cause that makes Dance Marathon an event unlike any other.

In 1991, students at one university founded Dance Marathon in the memory of Ryan White, a fellow student. The program now spans the entire country, benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids. Dance Marathons have become a tradition on campus and in the community. Each event is entirely student run and all donate 100% of the funds raised directly to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Last year alone, college dance marathons raised more than $8 million.
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Reed

Brain Injury

In May 2009, Reed was feeding his horses when he was kicked in the head. His brother ran to get help; Reed’s parents found him unconscious. He was driven to a nearby hospital where Life Flight immediately took him to Primary Children’s Medical Center. Reed’s life was in danger as he suffered from a skull fracture, and bleeding on the inside and outside of his brain.

Doctors stopped the bleeding and removed a portion of Reed’s skull. Unfortunately, his condition did not improve and he had to be put into a medically induced coma to fight for his life. Reed soon began breathing on his own and was released from the hospital 21 days later. The care Reed received at Primary Children’s Medical Center saved his life.

Today, 10-year-old Reed is always happy and does not let the accident or his injuries get him down. His family motto is “never give up,” and Reed will never give up on life.

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