Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that culminates with a 24-hour dance-a-thon March 8–9, 2019.

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.

Thank you to all those who participated in, donated to and supported Dance Marathon 2018! Together we raised a record-shattering $311,442.19 for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. In the past 19 years, Dance Marathon has raised over $2 million for the kids!

Hope by the Numbers

  • $2M+Total Amount Raised

    Since 2000, Hope College has raised over $2 million for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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  • 1,005Participants in 2018

    1,005 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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  • $311,442Amount Raised in 2018

    Hope had a record-shattering year of fundraising for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. By raising $311,442.19 for the hospital, Hope surpassed the previous year by $35,868.01.

  • 228Students on Committees in 2018

    228 students dedicated their time and energy as volunteer committee members for the 2018 Dance Marathon. Committees include Dream Team (the executive board), Designated Group Representatives, Morale Squad and more.

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