Luther College Dance Marathon is a new student organization on campus that strives to provide a community of emotional and financial support for the children of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Dance Marathon is a national fundraising program of CMN centered around the celebration of the lives and struggles of children with serious, and terminal illnesses. Throughout the year each LCDM member gets to know an incredible child (our "miracle kids") while fundraising for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, a CMN hospital. The year in activities includes multiple fundraising opportunities, the chance to be apart of a "morale" group that is led by a student captain, and the privilege of meeting and loving these incredible, incredible children. LCDM will culminate on April 12 with our very first Dance Marathon in the Regents Center, a 12-hour event that is equal parts rave, inspirational talk, and party. It is tradition at these events that the students do not sit for the entire event, as a sign of solidarity for these kids. During the event our CMN kids and their families will give talks about their struggles (and dance, of course), and we will celebrate just how far they have come. The event culminates in the final hour with the "big reveal" of our fundraising total. We are excited to announce that our initial fundraising goal is $15,000! Mission Statement “Luther College Dance Marathon is a community that supports the financial and emotional well-being of local Children’s Miracle Network families, while refining the unique strengths of the student leaders through joyful stewardship and service.” Vision Statement “We change lives one dance at a time."