Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that culminates with a 24-hour dance-a-thon March 10–11, 2017.

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 in, donated to and supported Dance Marathon 2017! Together we raised a record-shattering $275,574.18 for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. In the past 18 years, Dance Marathon has raised over $2 million for the kids!

Recent Blog Posts

  1. Student Blog-Connor Gentry

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    I don’t have much of a sense of rhythm; I don’t particularly like dance music. Honestly, I don...

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  2. Guest Blog- Carrie Dattels

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    I promised to do this months ago, but I’ve been putting it off. It’s not that I don’t want to ...

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  3. Student Blog- Libby Rieman “18K Day”

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    I had a revelation tonight. I’ve always known I dance for something bigger, for something more tha...

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  4. Student Blog- Seth Mika

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    “I didn’t begin my pregnancy journey thinking it would end with our baby in the NICU. Having...

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  5. Guest Blog-Peltier Family

    Posted by Camryn Peterson

    11 years ago, we found out we were expecting and I was so excited. I was very sick throughout the wh...

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  6. Student Blog- Heidi Schaetzl

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    Hello friend!!! My name is Heidi Schaetzl and I’m a junior studying math elementary education. I h...

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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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