You've probably heard of Dance Marathon before. It's a huge fundraiser held by University of Iowa students each year to benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Hospital and it's many programs. In its 25 years of existence, Dance Marathon has raised over $27 million dollars!

To get an early start on an amazing total for year 26, Dance Marathon is having what is called a Push Day. It started on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and lasts until tonight just after 9 pm. 26.2 hours to be exact! The goal is to raise $500,000 in just over a day. An amazing start to what everyone is hoping will be a record-setting 26th Dance Marathon!

Dance Marathon continues to push the message that fighting cancer isn't a spring, it's a marathon. And the 26.2 hours of their push day, equals the mile run in a marathon. You can donate by visiting,

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