What you need to know about the upcoming Dance Marathon event


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The Iowa State Dance Marathon is an annual philanthropy event which benefits the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. The dance marathon has a special three letter abbreviation “FTK” meaning For The Kids. 

Emily Clement

Dance Marathon is this weekend and here are all of the things you need to know about the event:

  • Dance Marathon begins 7 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Union and goes through Saturday evening.

  • Dance Marathon is an event that helps raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

  • There will be many different performances during the event including DubH, Shy of a Dozen, a hypnotist and other activities.

  • There will be a lot of dancing through the whole event, but no one is required to dance the whole time. Also, no caffeine is allowed.

  • Each dancer had to raise $250 to be eligible to participate in the event.

  • The amount of money that Iowa State Dance Marathon raises will be announced during the event.

  • The money that Dance Marathon raises goes to families of children that have a child who has been diagnosed but doesn’t have the money to pay for the medical bills.

  • This will be Dance Marathon’s 20th year at Iowa State.