2022 UNC Dance Marathon: A Carolina Tradition
This year's marathon will take place on
March 26th, 2022.
This year we will be back to having Dance Marathon in-person!!! It's been different the past two years having virtual DM and we are so thankful to be back in-person for 2022. We are also switching it up and having a 12-hour marathon rather than the full 24. Click the link at the left to sign-up and support the patients and families of UNC Children's Hospital!
Have any questions about Dance Marathon, Marathon fundraising, or CFTK in general? Contact Jade Monday, the 2022 Morale and Recruitment Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Stephanie” is a 10-year-old who has just been admitted for her 5th admission in the last year and a half for treatment for her chronic lung disease. After each of these admissions, she and her family also had to endure at least 2-3 weeks for home care and missed school and work. Her family lives 2 hours from UNC Hospitals and while both of her parents work, she also had 2 other siblings they are supporting, and they have had to miss a significant amount of work for these admissions. The family makes too much money for any federal or state assistance programs so they are drowning in out of pocket medical expenses. During Stephanie’s most recent 2 admissions, her family received gas assistance, and also took advantage of Parent’s Night Out dinners and Family Pizza Night. Her mother was floored at the generosity of the Carolina For The Kids FTK Fund , explaining that it made it that much easier for her to stay at Stephanie’s bedside and be a support to her when she didn’t have to worry about the cost of all her meals and the trips Dad was having to take between home and UNC.