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The national Children's Miracle Network Hospitals office can help you with all of the details of planning this amazing event, but to get started, it might help to have a few things in place before you contact us.

Have a group of dedicated people (between 5-15) who are as excited and passionate about the cause as you. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals can help you stir up interest on campus if needed, but it helps us to have an initial group with whom to work.

Register "Dance Marathon" as a student organization on campus. This can usually be done through your university's student activities office. Becoming a registered organization will open up a wealth of university resources to you and will make the next step easier.

Designate a faculty or staff advisor. Someone who is excited about the cause and the event, and can help guide you as you navigate the internal structure of your university to find meeting space, event donations, start-up costs, etc. This can be someone within the student activities office, a Greek life leader, or even a trusted faculty member.

Contact the hospital you will be benefiting. Since all of your funds stay local, it will be a good idea to involve your children's hospital from the start. They will be excited to hear from you! If you are unsure which hospital you will be benefiting, skip ahead to step five. Find your local hospital here.

Contact us at for more information. From there we will be able to provide you with resources and training sessions to ensure your event is a success.

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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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