Iowa State University Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus. DM raises funds and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, specifically the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Dance Marathon holds a signature celebration of life in January to celebrate all of the benchmarks reached For The Kids (FTK). Dancers (participants) are encouraged to stand for the entire 15-hour event to symbolize their support for the miracle kiddos and their families. Dance Marathon is truly a life-changing organization!