Our Mission

The mission of UNC Dance Marathon is to overcome childhood illness by providing major support for the medical, surgical and emotional care of the patients and families served by North Carolina Children's Hospital.

From the Blog

  • Executive Director Final Remarks

    If asked to sum up the past year with UNC Dance Marathon, there are two words that come to mind: remarkable and unforgettable.  For the first time in our history, we surpassed the $500,000 mark, raising a grand total of $551,595.87. This is a tremendous milestone for not only our organi…

  • Why I Stand: Reflections from the 2014 Marathon

    I woke up the day after the marathon, and after standing for 24 hours my feet didn’t hurt. And that’s the point.As much of a sacrifice as the marathon can seem while you’re doing it, the next day you go back to “normal” life. You sacrifice those 24 hours with th…

  • Grant Spotlight - Parents Night Out

    Parents Night Out is one of UNC Dance Marathon’s ongoing grants. It aims to provide families in N.C. Children’s Hospital with a free hot meal once a week.Parents often use PNO as a way to leave their rooms and interact with other parents. However, if a parent does not wish to lea…