What is madithon?
MadiTHON is James Madison University's annual 12-hour dance marathon benefiting the patients of our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital at the University in Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Each year hundreds of participants commit to staying on their feet for 12-hours to raise money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since the start of MadiTHON in 2014 more than $200,000 has been donated, making it the most successful dance marathon in the state of Virginia.
We dance for those who can't in hopes of a cure. Everything we do is For The Kids.
In 1991, students at Indiana University founded Dance Marathon in the memory of Ryan White, a fellow student who passed away from HIV/AIDS. The program now spans North America, benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids in the United States and Canada. Dance marathons have become a tradition on campus and in the community.
Each organization is entirely student-run and 100% of all funds raised go directly to the school's local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year alone, Miracle Network Dance Marathons raised more than $26 million. You can join the movement, too. Bring a new tradition to your school and help kids in your area have a brighter future.
In 2014, one of the sisters of Phi Mu had the vision to start a dance marathon at James Madison University. The dance marathon would benefit Children's Miracle Network and all the money would go directly to the UVA Children's Hospital. Five years later, MadiTHON is the fastest growing dance marathon in the Northeast, raising over $300,000. The money raised goes to everything from toys for the children to play with during treatment to medical research grants.
MadiTHON has grown from a small event to the second-largest philanthropy event on JMU's campus. Every year, we continue to grow and create a stronger bond with the hospital and the families we support. Join us in our fight for the next generation.