What is Dance Marathon?

OwlThon is the movement sweeping the campus at Florida Atlantic University.  We raise funds year-round for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.  We come together as Owls to support the kids from our local community being treated at Shands, our local CMN hospital.  We are more than a movement, we are a family.  We are part of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon family of 400 college and high school programs standing and raising money for their local CMN Hospital. We raise more than funds, we raise awareness by standing and dancing for the kids who can’t.  So if you’re looking to be a miracle maker and to become a part of something that is better than yourself, then OwlThon is that place on campus for you.  Join the movement, join our family.


How do I sign up?

To sign up for OwlThon, visit here. You will be asked to sign up as a dancer or a fundraiser and whether you would like to create a team or join an existing one. The difference between a dancer and fundraiser is described below.


What is the difference between a dancer and a fundraiser?

A dancer is someone who will be attending the 13.1 hour event in March 2019. As a dancer you must raise $110 before the event. During the event you will be given an event t-shirt, food, and get to enjoy all the entertainment we have planned.

As a fundraiser you will not be attending the event but still support OwlThon. You have your own donation link that you can send to friends and family to help raise awareness and money for the kids.


I signed up as a fundraiser, but now I want to dance. What do I do?

We would love if you switched from a fundraiser to a dancer. Just inform your teams delegate to share with the Dancer Relations Chair and we will get you switched over.

*NOTE* Each team is only allotted a certain number of dancer spots so please let us know ASAP if you wish to be switched


I want to sponsor OwlThon. How can I do that?

OwlThon has many incredible sponsors that make the event possible. If you are interested in being one of those miracle makers, check out our sponsorship page. Please direct any sponsorship inquiries to Isabella Soublette at owlthondirector@gmail.com


What if I want to be more involved than being a dancer or fundraiser?

OwlThon has many ways to become involved: Executive board, delegate, captains. Applications for the 2019 OwlThon overall team will be released in a few months. Check into our social media to find out when they are released.

OwlThon captains are welcome to email owlthonmorale@gmail.com if interested in becoming a morale captain or stay tuned to our social media for when the application will be released.


What should I expect at OwlThon?

In short, OwlThon is a 13.1 hour event full of dancing, activities, food, and, most importantly, miracles. You don’t have to dance the whole time at OwlThon , there are many aspects of the event to keep you busy and active that include but are not limited to: dodgeball, basketball, a gaga pit, contests, and, if you’re lucky, puppies. Wondering what to bring? We’ve got you covered.


Can I participate if I’m not in Greek life?

Definitely. We encourage anyone and everyone to join the movement and join our family. Every team has a delegate that works with our Dancer Relations Chair to learn more about everything OwlThon is doing. If you are interested in joining the movement please email owlthondancerrelations@gmail.com


What is Children’s Miracle Network? What is a Miracle Child?

Children’s Miracle Network is an international non-profit network of hospitals that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. A Miracle Child is one of the children who benefits from not only the efforts of Children’s Miracle Network, but from our efforts here at OwlThon as well. If you have any more questions about the things we have at OwlThon, learn the terminology of Dance Marathon here.


My question is not here. How can I ask it?

For questions regarding Sponsorship, Finance, Dancers, high school dance marathons please contact the finance director, Sarah Coleman at owlthonfinancedirector@gmail.com

For questions regarding the event or Entertainment, Hospitality, Morale, or Operations please contact the marathon director, Sophia Rabbat at owlthonmarathon@gmail.com

For questions regarding the communications or Technology, Public Relations, or Creative Development please contact the communications director, Galit Alboukrek at owlthoncommunications@gmail.com

For questions regarding starting a team, School Involvement, or External events please contact the dancer relations director Josh Rosenzweig at owlthondrdirector@gmail.com

For all other questions or inquires please contact the Executive Director Daniella Lanes at owlthondirector@gmail.com