Fast Facts

Where the Money Goes

All of the funds raised go to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, our local Children Miracle Network hospital. Of these funds, most recently, 48% goes to research, 10% to education and 42% to patient care.
How much of the money goes to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital: 100% of total raised

Length of Dance Marathon at UF

Before 2008: 32 hours
After 2008: 26.2 hours

Total Hours Danced

599.4 hours
345,466.2 hours by all of our dancers combined
Year that DM at UF started: 1995


Number of Dancers in 2015: 825 (maximum capacity)
Number of Captains: 325
Number of Staff: 1,030
Number of participants in total (including Overalls, Captains, Dancers and Staff): 2,197
Number of Miracle Families: 54
Number of Sponsors: 107
Most Years as a Dancer: 11 years, Matt Michel


25,768 donations on Kintera
4,468 fundraisers raised at least $1
Amount raised in 2014: $1,528,330.16
Total amount raised in past 20 years: more than $8 million ($8,081,394)
Community Events: 5 events - Bowling, Kickball, Food Truck Rally, FT5K, FTKarnival