Topics: Carolina for the Kids

UNC Dance Marathon is a yearly fundraising event that requires participants to remain on their feet for 24 hours in a no-sitting, no-sleeping challenge. Since it was founded in 1998, 10,000 students have volunteered to be a part of the event. 13 active committees work all year long to organize and publicize the event.

In 2014, UNC-DM raised $551,595.87 for N.C. Children’s Hospital. With that money, it is providing 13 different grants to kids.

CFTK funds grants for improvements at UNC Children's Hospital

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 Carolina for the Kids, a UNC organization dedicated to supporting the families and children of Chapel Hill, raised money to give two specialized grants to UNC Children’s Hospital last month. 


An inside look at UNC's 2017 Dance Marathon that raised $420,000

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Carolina For the Kids hosted its annual Dance Marathon on Friday and Saturday, following an 18-year tradition. The event raised $420,062.95.


Ask a Dance Marathon dancer: How do you feel with only one hour left?

UNC Dance Marathon, a 24-hour event sponsored by Carolina For the Kids to raise money for UNC Children's Hospital, took place from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 


He’s Not Here returns after 21-day absence

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He’s Not Here reopened Friday, and patrons couldn’t help but celebrate.


Carolina For the Kids opens temporary primary care facility on East Franklin

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This summer, Carolina For The Kids checked a goal off its list — opening a new facility for UNC Children’s primary care services. 


Carolina for the Kids dances its way to fundraising record

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Months of planning, recruiting and fundraising culminated with 24 hours of standing — and $570,561 raised for N.C. Children’s Hospital. 


Coffee, sweat and tears: All ‘for the kids’

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What does it take to make Dance Marathon happen?


Carolina For the Kids to raise $25K in 25 hours

Making $25,000 in a year would be impressive for most college kids — but Carolina For The Kids Foundation, the group formerly known as UNC Dance Marathon, will try to raise it in a little more than a day.


Carolina For the Kids Foundation clinic won't replace main programs

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Carolina For the Kids, previously known as Dance Marathon, is helping to fund a pediatric clinic run by N.C. Children’s Hospital but is not giving up on its two main programs.


Carolina for the Kids will partner with NC Children's Promise

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Carolina for the Kids, formerly known as Dance Marathon, announced another big change regarding its future on Saturday — instead of fundraising for the N.C. Children's Hospital as usual, the group will raise money to build a clinic for it.


After recruitment, Dance Marathon enrollment close to record

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The Pit will see significantly fewer people dressed in grape suits and tutus now that recruitment week for Dance Marathon — the most popular event put on by the recently renamed Carolina For the Kids Foundation — has finished.


Carolina For the Kids limits overhead costs

Carolina For the Kids Foundation, formerly known as Dance Marathon, plays it straight with their fundraising.


UNC Dance Marathon changes name

UNC Dance Marathon is getting an identity makeover.


UNC Dance Marathon raises $550K

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A low crackling of bubble wrap under the aching feet of dancers slowly turned into a roar of balloons popping underfoot as UNC Dance Marathon celebrated the greatest amount of money it has ever raised for North Carolina Children’s Hospital — $551,595.87.


Dance Marathon raises $430,181.68 for NC Children's Hospital

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Lying on the floor of the Fetzer Gym lobby, senior David Zittrouer finally had a chance to relax. The overall coordinator for Dance Marathon, who himself had just stood for 24 hours straight, had a lot to celebrate.


Dance Marathon benefits patients at NC Children's Hospital

When Matt Ayotte’s daughter was born at N.C. Children’s Hospital 11 years ago, she weighed 1 pound, 5 ounces — nearly the size of a Coke bottle.


Dance Marathon, middle school host Dance-a-thon

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Dance Marathon is famous among UNC students for its enthusiastic recruiting and passionate participants, often dressed in wild costumes and shouting, “For the kids.”


Garin Hamilton-Jones for clothing drives

After getting involved with North Carolina Children’s Hospital through Dance Marathon, this candidate wants to do something more for the kids.


Dance Marathon brings Halloween to Children’s Hospital

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UNC students took to Franklin Street Wednesday night to celebrate Halloween, but they weren’t the only ones to celebrate.


Going further for the kids: UNC Dance Marathon is impressive but could do even more

This month, both UNC’s and Penn State’s Dance Marathons boasted record-breaking participation. And though UNC Dance Marathon was inspired by Penn State’s version, their bottom lines aren’t exactly comparable: UNC Dance Marathon raised $483,210.36 for the N.C. Children’s Hospital with 2,000 dancers, while Penn State raised $10.68 million for a children’s hospital with only 700 dancers.