Duhawk DM is the #1 Dance Marathon per capita in the nation because of YOU!  With your passion, enthusiasm and dedication we can continue to make miracles. 

Become a Participant in 3 easy steps!
  1. Register -- Click this link and register:
  2. Fundraise -- Send letters to friends and family through your online fundraising page or personal letters (both provided by Duhawk DM)
  3. Have Fun! – at the event on Saturday, April 26 from noon –midnight.
Join a Committee:  Play an active role in ensuring the success of Duhawk DM.  As a committee member, you will help plan and attend DM events, and you will be a part of a team that is dedicated to the kids!  To join a committee, email

Volunteer:  Duhawk DM is always looking for volunteers for our hundreds of events each year.  If you would like to volunteer, please email

 Dance Marathon FAQ’s
  • Why should I join Duhawk DM? There are a million reasons people join Duhawk DM, and the biggest reason is's For The Kids! YOU can du miracles and improve the lives of our kiddos.
  • How do I raise my money?  You've set your goal, now what?! You can write letters to friends and family asking for donations. Make sure to use the online site too! Every Friday, chieck out our Facebook page for our "Fundraising Friday" challenge to help you meet your goal too! For more information on money raising tips, visit our fundraising page.
  • But I can't dance!  That's okay! DuhawkDM is more than dancing. Sure you'll get your groove on with the Morale Dance and maybe challenge a kiddo to a dance off, but here's what else is in store! Inflatables, games, hanging out with kiddos, contests, prizes, family stories and much more!
  • Did you say prizes? YES! There are prizes attached to your fundraising goal, and they are all yours if you can reach that amount!
    • $150: DM Bracelet
    • $300: Sit down during dinner
    • $500: DM headband
    • $600: Drawstring bag
    • $750: DM sunglasses
    • $900: Spend a half hour with a Miracle Family
    • $1000: DM sweatshirt
  • Isn't Dance Marathon just one day a year?  No way! Dance Marathon is a year long fundraiser that hosts family events, social activities, and fundraising activities to keep you excited until April 26th. Get involved and check out our OrgSync calendar to learn more about what is currently going on. 
  • Who are the families that Dance Marathon supports?  The families that Dance Marathon supports are all children who are receiving treatments in Iowa City at University of Iowa Children's Hospital, especially those in the Dubuque surrounding areas.
 Fundraising Tips
  • Utilize your Online Fundraising Page:  One of the easiest ways is to share with friends, family, and businesses to raise money! Access your personal fundraising page by clicking the “Register” tab on the Dance Marathon homepage at  Set up your fundraising page.  You can add photos, videos and write a personal message.  Better yet, you connect your fundraising page to Facebook and Twitter.  Finally, you can send fundraising emails right from your page. 
  • Write Letters! Use your Connections!  Duhawk DM has letters all ready for you to send.  All you have to do is sign them and address the envelopes (we provide those as well). 
  • Like us on and take part in "Fundraising Fridays!" 
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