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5 Things I Learned About Life From My First Dance Marathon

Sriven Kadiyala | Posted 04.11.2016 | College
Sriven Kadiyala

Life tends to piss us off. Our cars breakdown, leading us to be late for work. We breakup with our partners, because we fall out of love. We hate the...

Where it all started: Engelhard Elementary School

Northwestern University Dance Marathon | Posted 02.12.2017 | Impact
Northwestern University Dance Marathon

Fridays are usually the better-attended days at Engelhard Elementary School. Before the final bell rings for the weekend, students line up and walk th...

Blessings at Jenner Academy of the Arts

Northwestern University Dance Marathon | Posted 01.22.2017 | Impact
Northwestern University Dance Marathon

Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, colloquially called Jenner, is a pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade public school, with a population that is 99 percent low income, 99 percent African-American, and 20 percent diverse learners.

Would You Go on 'The Briefcase'?

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Stanford

The Hunger Games was supposed to be fiction, but maybe it was prophetic. Now comes The Briefcase, CBS's new reality show that pits desperate middle-class families against each other for financial survival.

Penn State Students Dance for 46 Hours to Conquer Pediatric Cancer

Khadyon Reid | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Khadyon Reid

The IFC/PanHellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a yearlong effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer, which concludes with an exuberant 46-hour no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon.

30 Hours of Dancing, 30 Hours of Happiness

Lori Janjigian | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Lori Janjigian

By dancing for 30 hours straight, I played a role in helping Team Joseph, a foundation that helps families battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common degenerative genetic muscle disease affecting children.

A Race Against the Clock: Parents, Researchers Lobby for Accelerated Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

Lauren Caruba | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Lauren Caruba

On Friday, March 7, more than 1,000 Northwestern students will gather in a large white tent behind the university's student center. Kicking off at 7 p.m., the students will dance for 30 hours straight into the early hours of Sunday morning just days before final exams.

Extracurricular Credit: 250 College and High School Campuses Raise Millions for Local Children's Hospitals in 2012.

Zac Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Zac Johnson

Now on more than 250 college campuses and countless high schools, Dance Marathon has proven to be the experiential fundraising and project-based learning event of choice for this country's next generation of revolutionary leaders.

Northwestern University Dance Marathon Raises Over $1.2 Million for Charity (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Northwestern University held its 39th annual Dance Marathon (NUDM) from March 8-10 with over 1,000 college students participating and raising over $1.2 million dollars. $1,214,632 to be exact.

Dancing My Heart Out

Jaime Zucker | Posted 11.17.2012 | College
Jaime Zucker

This past year, I bore witness to one of the greatest feats of athletic prowess and strength, a true test of fitness and dedication that not only pushed participants to their very limits, but which also united them under a common purpose.

Dancing the Day (And Night) Away to Fight Pediatric HIV/AIDS

Lesley Girkins | Posted 04.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Lesley Girkins

At the end of the night, everyone was more educated about the cause, and felt inspired to stay involved with the fight against pediatric AIDS. Involvement of this magnitude proves that this community cares.

Dancing for an AIDS-Free Generation

Josephine Nabukenya | Posted 04.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Josephine Nabukenya

My participation in the Dance Marathon at UCLA was life-changing. In a room full of American students my age, I was able to see that regardless of where we come from, we are all passionate about saving lives.