aggie dance marathon
benefitting mclane children's medical center
fighting for the next
What is Aggie Dance Marathon?
Aggie Dance Marathon is the culmination of a year of hard work raising funds and awareness for childhood illness and injury, where students commit to stand for 12 hours in honor of those who can't, and celebrate all that we've done throughout the year. Students get to meet miracle families treated at McLane Children's Medical Center, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal our fundraising total for the year.
What is Aggie Miracle?
Aggie Miracle was established as a student organization at Texas A&M in 2017. The first Aggie Dance Marathon (ADM) was held in 2014 by the women of Aggie Belles, where they raised over $33,000 for McLane Children's Medical Center. After the 4th ADM, Aggie Miracle was created to serve as an organization focused on raising funds and bringing awareness to our local Children's Miracle Network hospital!
MIRACLE NETWORK DANCE MARATHON (MNDM)
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.
In 1991, students at Indiana University founded dance marathon in the memory of Ryan White, a fellow student who passed away from HIV/AIDS. The program now spans North America, uniting university and high school students while benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids in the United States and Canada.
Since inception, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $150 million for kids across North America- ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone. Students involved in a campus’ dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
The year culminates with an 8-40 hour event (the dance marathon) on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their fundraising total.
CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS (CMNH)
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raise funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of just $1 at a time. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.