Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that culminates with a 24-hour dance-a-thon.

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provides exceptional and lifesaving medical care to infants, children and adolescents. By supporting the hospital through fundraisers and awareness-building events throughout the year, we help it provide crucial programs and services that directly impact the children and families it serves.

In the past 24 years, Dance Marathon has raised over $4 million for the kids!

Hope by the Numbers

  • $4M+Total Amount Raised

    Since 2000, Hope College has raised over $4 million for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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  • 936Participants in 2023

    936 students participated as dancers, moralers and committee members during the 24-hour dance-a-thon. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for the biggest dance party of the year! It's for the kids!

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  • $384,337Amount Raised in 2023

    Hope had a record-shattering year of fundraising for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, raising $384,337 for the hospital.

  • 156Students on Committees in 2023

    156 students dedicated their time and energy as volunteer members for the 2023 Dance Marathon committees, including Dream Team (the executive board), Designated Group Representatives, Morale Squad and more.

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