MizzouThon Main Event 2017 Saturday, March 11, 2017. (Photo by Stephanie Sidoti)

Miracle Families are the heart of MizzouThon.


Each year, kids from mid-Missouri and their families are selected to join our MizzouThon family.

Miracle Families can expect year-round personal attention, support and love from leadership. Tons of fun events provide opportunities for families to meet one another and kids to bond with dancers and leadership members.

From hospital visits to birthday celebrations, you’ll see why we call ourselves family for life. Finally, in March, Miracle Families attend our Main Event to dance 13.1 hours surrounded by music, games, and the enthusiasm of hundreds of dancers who want to celebrate and support our Miracle Kids.

What our families have to say:

Becoming a Miracle Family is one of the best things we have ever done. We have a whole new family. It is great to get the miracle friends together and to meet the other miracle families because they become a part of your family and they are there when you need someone to lean on to get through some difficult times. The Mizzou students are so compassiate and you can just see the love when they see our children.
— Renee Luebbering
 Mini MizzouThon on February 11, 2017. (Photo by Stephanie Sidoti)
Dance Marathon has become, to my boys and me, something we look forward to, a little bit of sunshine in our seemingly very routine lives. We have made friendships that I hope will last a lifetime.

I know it’s about raising money, but for us it’s so much more.
— Julie Edwards
 MizzouThon Main Event 2017 Saturday, March 11, 2017. (Photo by Stephanie Sidoti)