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.
August 29, 2017
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.
March 26, 2017
Carolina For the Kids hosted its annual Dance Marathon on Friday and Saturday, following an 18-year tradition. The event raised $420,062.95.
April 03, 2016
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.
March 06, 2016
He’s Not Here reopened Friday, and patrons couldn’t help but celebrate.
August 14, 2015
This summer, Carolina For The Kids checked a goal off its list — opening a new facility for UNC Children’s primary care services.
March 22, 2015
Months of planning, recruiting and fundraising culminated with 24 hours of standing — and $570,561 raised for N.C. Children’s Hospital.
March 20, 2015
What does it take to make Dance Marathon happen?
February 23, 2015
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.
January 06, 2015
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.
November 23, 2014
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.
November 10, 2014
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.
October 13, 2014
UNC Dance Marathon is getting an identity makeover.
March 23, 2014
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.
February 17, 2013
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.
February 14, 2013
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.
February 03, 2013
Dance Marathon is famous among UNC students for its enthusiastic recruiting and passionate participants, often dressed in wild costumes and shouting, “For the kids.”
November 05, 2012
After getting involved with North Carolina Children’s Hospital through Dance Marathon, this candidate wants to do something more for the kids.
October 31, 2012
UNC students took to Franklin Street Wednesday night to celebrate Halloween, but they weren’t the only ones to celebrate.
February 23, 2012
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.