On January 20, the brothers of Iowa Gamma participated in Iowa State University’s Dance Marathon, a 15-hour event that supports the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. Throughout the event, participants dance, hear stories from families, and play with the miracle kids. This year’s Dance Marathon was co-directed by Iowa Gamma’s Gary Wynne.
Leading up to the big event, Iowa Gamma organized a 24-hour push day with a goal to raise $1,998. They surpassed their goal with a total of $3,294.98 raised.
The event concluded with the big reveal and awards for most funds raised. Iowa State Dance Marathon raised a total of $332,763.21 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Iowa Gamma was awarded with the Miracle Cup for top amount raised among the Interfraternity Council with $20,159.58.
Dance Marathon holds a special place in the hearts of Iowa Gamma Phi Delts. The event, Iowa State’s largest and most successful student-run philanthropy event on campus, was started in 1998 by an ISU Phi Delta Theta member. Since its inception, an Iowa Gamma Phi has been in the General Co-Director role for 12 of the 21 Dance Marathons.