Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Dance Marathon was created in 1991 by students at Indiana University to raise money in memory of Ryan White, a fellow student who fought the stigma of HIV/AIDS during the early years of the disease. The money they raised was given to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and in the 25 years since the first Dance Marathon, college students across the U.S. and Canada have raised $135 million, with 100% of the money going to help kids who are critically ill or injured. For the case of Boston College, our funds are donated to Boston Children’s Hospital.
As one of the premier children’s hospitals in the nation, Boston Children’s has been providing hope and healing to patients and families since 1869. For the past 20 years, it has been ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. Along with being a world class research hospital, it is committed to helping every child get well, and is the #1 provider of care to low income children in the region. In order to maintain its commitment to helping all children get well, it relies heavily on donations.
Each year, Boston Children’s Hospital have more than:
- 24,500 inpatient admissions
- 26,500 surgical cases
- 615,000 patients receiving outpatient and ER services
- 4,015,000 people pass through the Main Lobby