Swamp Talk: The Hype Behind Dance Marathon

By Tova Miller

FTK: it’s on shirts, headbands, posters, buses and hospitals. It’s a saying that pops up on campus daily and dominates social media. You might be wondering what the heck “FTK” is. FTK, meaning “for the kids,” is the Dance Marathon motto. Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is a philanthropy held each spring to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. At the event, about 800 student volunteers stand for 26.2 hours. Don’t worry, not a second of those 26.2 is a bore. Each hour has a theme and there is even a team of volunteers who help to keep dancers’ morales up and a line dance that happens each hour.

Leading up to the event there are fundraisers and different involvement opportunities. Last year DM raised a total of $1,169,722.16. Over the past 19 years UF Dance Marathon has raised $6.4 million.

Interested in finding out more about Dance Marathon 2013? Come out to the 2013 Fall Forum on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Turlington room L007. At the meeting you will have the opportunity to meet a miracle family, learn about different levels on involvement, and find out ways to get your organizations involved in the event.

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