UI Dance Marathon
Dance Marathon’s Big Event is a 24 hour long event that celebrates the fight of pediatric cancer patients treated or being treated at the UI Children’s Hospital. It is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the lives of all the amazing kiddos and families affected by pediatric cancer. There is no caffeine, sitting, or sleeping as a way to stand up to cancer! The university glows lime green as we fight for the remarkable families going through the unimaginable! It is by far our favorite Hawkeye moment as the campus fills with whole-hearted compassion and philanthropy.
about the artist
The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is a 100% student-run organization that provides emotional and financial support for pediatric cancer patients and their families at The UI Children’s Hospital.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
This Herky was painted during Dance Marathon’s Big Event February 7-8, its culminating event at the end of the fundraising year. Each thumbprint on this Herky represents a different organization member or supporter. Purple: dancers who raised a minimum of $400; Blue: the families that Dance Marathons supports; Yellow; community supporters; Orange: Dance Marathon alumni.