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Kansas City Dance Marathon Parties in the Safari, For The Kids

The University of Missouri- Kansas City held their event, Kansas City Dance Marathon, on Leap Day, February 29. They had a party in the safari and celebrated a banner year, raising $6,615.13 for sick and injured kids here in Kansas City! That was an increase of $1,000 over their 2019 total!

Students sporting safari hats, and creative face paint danced, played games, and heard stories from local miracle families about how their hard work impacts families treated at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Unique to Kansas City Dance Marathon, their organization is currently spearheaded by a dedicated group of students from the UMKC School of Medicine. Each year, Kansas City Dance Marathon hears from Dr. Christine Deeths. Not only is Dr. Deeths a mom to Miracle Children Rebecca and Tim, she is a graduate of UMKC School of Medicine. Hearing the Deeths family’s story truly brings the mission of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals full-circle for many KCDM participants, as they truly never know how or when they will need the services of a CMN Hospital.

We cannot wait to see how this organization continues to make waves, raise funds, and create a wonderful tradition on their campus.

Check out their website to learn more!