about us

Dance Marathon at San Diego State University is an annual 15-hour-long fundraising event benefiting the patients and families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Each year, more than 600 SDSU students stay awake and on their feet overnight, and “dance all night for the kids who can’t.” Since the first event in 2015, Dance Marathon at SDSU has raised almost $1.5 million For The Kids, making it not only the largest and most successful student philanthropy on SDSU’s campus, but also the highest-fundraising Miracle Network Dance Marathon program on the West Coast. In 2021, Dance Marathon at SDSU raised a grand total of $372,545.21 for Rady Children’s Hospital.

With 505 beds, Rady Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in California based on admissions and provides care to almost a quarter of a million children annually. It is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare, and is the region's only designated pediatric trauma center. All of the funds raised by Dance Marathon at SDSU go directly to purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, enhancements to make a child’s stay at the hospital more enjoyable, and funding for research grants and educational programs.

Until the day where no child is sick comes, we dance and fundraise in their honor. Read more about where your donation to Dance Marathon at SDSU goes here.


As we head into our eighth year, Dance Marathon at SDSU is excited to make the most miracles for kids yet!

mission statement

Dance Marathon at San Diego State University (SDSU) raises funds and awareness for pediatric health, celebrates and supports Rady Children's patients and their families, and furthers the philanthropic culture of SDSU.