Dakotathon is a yearlong fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network that all culminates with a 24 hour marathon on April 21st, 2018. At this marathon we invite Miracle Children from around the region to come spend the entire time with us learning a dance, playing games, listening to concerts, magicians, and hypnotists, eating a bunch of food and much more! The point of the event it to show the Miracle Children the time of their lives away from their normal routine of clinical visits and checkups of that sort.
The organization part of Dakotathon deals with the Executive Team planning and organizing fundraisers both on and off campus throughout the year – those who sign up to participate in the Marathon are asked and encouraged to attend all these fundraisers. Additionally, those who sign up are asked to raise a personal fundraising goal of $174 (which is not a lot considering you have the whole year to fundraise!!).
Last year Dakotathon had over 706 students participate and raised over $145,000!!! This year’s fundraising goal is $152,000 – please sign up and help us reach that goal!!