U of I Dance Marathon Honored For Influence

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The University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon tops a list of college-based charitable organizations in the Midwest.

StayClassy, a San Diego startup company for nonprofit organizations, announced that Dance Marathon was selected by public vote for the “Most Influential College Student or College Organization in the Midwest” award.

Dance Marathon is preparing for its 19th year in February and has raised $11.2 million to support more than 700 families affected by pediatric cancer.

Dance Marathon executive director Nic Rusher said there was shock and excitement among Dance Marathon members when the announcement was made.

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