Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that culminates with a 24-hour dance-a-thon in March.

Fund Raising Progress!

Follow along as we mark the journey to our goal of $262,000

1% of goal!

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provides exceptional and lifesaving medical care to infants, children and adolescents. By supporting the hospital through fundraisers and awareness-building events throughout the year, we help it provide crucial programs and services that directly impact the children and families it serves.

Thank you to all those who participated, donated and supported Dance Marathon 2016! Together we raised a record-shattering $256,323.13 for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.


Recent Blog Posts

  1. Why I Do Dance Marathon by Erin Murphy

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

      Image Credit: Erin Murphy The happiest day of the year is almost here. We’re just days...

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  2. Why We Dance- Liz

    Posted by Ellie Hile

    Liz is the co-chair of Family Relations. She is a junior studying Early Childhood Education. Some of...

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  3. Why We Dance- Sam

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    Meet Samantha: She is one of the DEM (Decorations and Event Management) co-chairs for Dream Team and...

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  4. Why We Dance- Duncan

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    Meet Duncan: He is the Finance chair for the 2015-2016 Dance Marathon. His area of study at Hope Col...

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  5. Dance Marathon- About Us

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    History of Dance Marathon at Hope The first annual Dance Marathon at Hope College took place in 2000...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • $1.6MTotal Amount Raised

    Since 2000, Hope College has raised over $1.6 million for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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  • 976Participants in 2016

    976 students participated as dancers, moralers and committee members during the 24-hour dance-a-thon. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for the biggest dance party of the year! It's for the kids!

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  • $256,323Amount Raised in 2016

    Hope had a record-shattering year of fundraising for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. By raising $256,323.13 for the hospital, Hope surpassed the previous year by $74,135.83.

  • 168Students on Committees in 2016

    168 students dedicated their time and energy as volunteer committee members for the 2016 Dance Marathon. Committees include Dream Team (the executive board), Designated Group Representatives, Morale Squad and more.

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