Dance Marathon 20 kicks off tonight

Dance Marathon is back in the limelight as tonight marks the 20th Big Event at the University of Iowa.

Dancing through life

Taya Melendez loves to dance, and she will get to do so in a sea of lime green tonight.

Spunky 6-year-old fights on

Six-year-old Kyla Tome is undergoing radiation until March 3 for a brain tumor.

Keeping it in the marathon family

As Dance Marathon approaches its 20th event, memories of years gone by wash over families who've participated for several years.

The boy bigger than life

Gabe Perkins was a 7-year-old boy who loved Star Wars, Cars, and using his imagination.

Iowa native returns to headline Dance Marathon

Mansions on the Moon to headline Dance Marathon.

Dance Marathon: Behind the dancing

A full year of work goes into planning the 24-hour long Big Event.

Taylor Krueger battles through tumors with help of Dance Marathon

Taylor Krueger, a 12-year-old girl, considers Dance Marathon to be part of her family.

Iowa schools participate in Dance Marathon events

Elementary, junior-high, and high schools participate in mini-Dance Marathons as the Big Event approaches on Friday and Saturday.

Dance Marathon continues new Children's Hospital pledge

Dance Marathon officials are excited to continue their 10-year, $5 million pledge to the new University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Dance Marathon graduates stay close

Once cancer-ridden Dance Marathon families stay active with the group after their fights.

Founders reflect on first Dance Marathon

While the integrity of the event remains, Dance Marathon alumni look back on the inaugural event.

Dance Marathon: Leaders undertake large workload

Leading up to the Big Event, Dance Marathon leaders juggle responsibilities for families, dancers and themselves.

Dance Marathon: Health-care staff works with families fighting childhood cancer

The health-care staff at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital work with families who are winning and losing the childhood cancer battle.

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