ABOUT US


What is Duhawk DM?
 Duhawk Dance Marathon is a student led organization on campus that fundraises all year long for Iowa Children's Hospital. It is part of the Children's Miracle Network, and all proceeds made go directly to the kids. The programs we fund help to create a little bit of normalcy for the kids and their families while they are staying in the hospital. At the end of the year we will celebrate our year long efforts with a day long event from 12PM to 12AM where we will be on our feet dancing, playing games and activities, and hanging out with our miracle families. Loras is the #1 fundraising school per capita and we plan to stay at the top for our kids! 

What we fund:
  • Vending Machines: Each child in the hospital receives two tokens daily to use in any Duhawk DM vending machine in the hospital. 
  •  Room of Magic: On weekends, a wing of the hospital is transformed into a movie theater where the kiddos and their families can go enjoy a movie and concessions, forgetting they are even in the hospital!
  • CarePages: Duhawk DM pays for the website rights for any pediatric patient at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital to have a page where they can blog to families and friends on progress.
  • Beads of Bravery: Any child that is undergoing long term treatment at the hospital receives beads of bravery. They receive a bead for each test, procedure, shot, etc. that he/she receives through their treatment. 
  • Anytime CPR Kits: A take home kit that teaches care givers how to give CPR to their child.
  • NICU & PICU Comfort Kits: Pizza, continental breakfast, gas cards, etc. for the families who have kids in both the NICU and PICU.
 Fundraising Breakdown through the Years:
  • 2006:  $21,575.50
  • 2007: $37,127.16
  • 2008: $53,172.16
  • 2009: $87,285.16
  • 2010: $106,208.95
  • 2011: $129,402.50
  • 2012: $155,806.36
  • 2013: $183,912.35
Total: $774,490.93 donated to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital

JOIN US!
Our big event will be held on April 26, 2014 from 12pm-12am at Loras College in the Alumni Campus Center. There are multiple ways to get involved... Join the fun and register to be a dancer Here! Volunteer to help during the day by contacting emily.steepleton@loras.edu or holly.hartman@loras.edu or if you can't be there and would still like to support us in our efforts to $200,000 by donating Here!
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