Dance Marathon is the largest, student-run philanthropic movement at San Diego State University. DM at SDSU's mission is to provide emotional and financial support for the children and families of Rady Children's Hospital battling life-threatening illnesses. DM participants dance to help raise funds and awareness that goes towards supporting the needs of local children. These funds have gone to support research, training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Our efforts culminate in a weekend of a no-sitting, no-sleeping, Dance Marathon! The event takes place in Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Presbys Aztec Student Union and brings together over 2,000 people, including dancers and volunteers. In 2020, DM at SDSU raised a record-breaking $365,221.54 and 100% of money raised went to RCH!
Since 2015, DM has raised over $1 million for Rady Children's! The money raised has helped countless families cope with the numerous challenges, all the money DM at SDSU raises goes directly to the hospital and helps support the needs of children and families during their fight.
To extend the mission of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Rady Children's Hospital, Dance Marathon at San Diego State University raises funds and awareness for pediatric health, celebrates and supports Rady Children’s patients and their families, and furthers the philanthropic culture of San Diego State University.