MizzouThon through the years
About Dance Marathon:
Dance Marathon began because of one boy, Ryan White. Ryan was HIV-positive and became a poster child for the disease.
Indiana University held its first Dance Marathon in 1991. Since Indiana started Dance Marathon, it has grown into a movement of more than 150 high schools and colleges and 600,000 students across the country, who have raised more than $17 million!
MizzouThon, previously known as Mizzou Dance Marathon, has a young, yet rich, history at Mizzou. Since our founding in 2008, the campus has embraced us as one of the premier events on campus.
In an effort to show the full scope of what our organization does, Mizzou Dance Marathon transitioned to MizzouThon in 2014. This change is believed to reflect the true meaning of our cause and show our support for the right to be a kid year-long.
Additionally, we have transitioned our colors from blue to black and gold, the official colors of the University of Missouri. Using the university colors shows others that campus involvement, spirit, and support are important to us. We come from a school where tradition is a standard and we hope to honor that, and become a part of it, in some aspect.
The cause is, and always will, remain the same. MizzouThon is only enabled to make these great strides because of all the members of our past leadership who have enabled us to be at this place in our history.
MizzouThon is entering a new era and we can only imagine what is to come.
Every year, we partner with Children's Miracle Network to raise money FTK.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) began in 1983 as a small televised fundraiser and has grown into one of America’s leading children charities.
MizzouThon is part of Dance Marathon, a national organization with philanthropies at high schools and colleges across the U.S.