Dance Marathon 2018Feb. 22, 2018, 8:46 AM
Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on Vanderbilt’s campus, hosted its 16th annual, 13-hour “Big Event” on Feb. 17, the culmination of a year of raising funds and awareness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This year, 952 participants received 3,200 donations that totaled $254,935.18. Madison Kaminski, a senior and executive committee member, individually raised more than $30,000. Other students individually raised more than $1,000. The executive leadership team, which also included Jordan Detar, Becky Baldwin and Ryan McBride, directed the student committee of more than 100 to organize and execute the event. This year’s Dance Marathon fundraising supports pediatric cancer programs and the Children’s Hospital expansion. With this year’s efforts, Dance Marathon has contributed $2,372,582.76 to Children’s Hospital.