What is Stanford University Dance Marathon?
Stanford University Dance Marathon is one of the largest and most well-established student-run philanthropies in the nation. Stanford DM is also the largest student-run philanthropic event in the Bay Area. Every year in February, more than 2,000 students dance to raise money for a charitable health-focused organization.
In shortening the length of the 2019 Marathon, from 24 to 12 hours, we are hoping to see both student participation and the amount raised for our beneficiary, the Children’s Fund at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, skyrocket!
History of Dance Marathon
Since its founding in 2005, Stanford Dance Marathon has raised over $1 million for charitable organizations.
2005 + 2006: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
2007: Partners in Health Rwanda
2008: FACE AIDS
2010: Young Positives
2011-2013: Young Positives & PIH
2014-2016: Partners in Health Rwanda
2017-2018: Bass Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
2019-2020: The Children’s Fund