Dancers take the floor at the 2016 BW Dance Marathon

BW's 15th Dance Marathon sets records for most dancers, most sponsors and most money raised to fight pediatric HIV/AIDS.

Annual Dance Marathon Still Topping Records After 15 Consecutive Years

February 28, 2016

Dancers take the floor at the 2016 BW Dance MarathonRecords fell at the 15th annual Baldwin Wallace Dance Marathon, the largest student-led philanthropic event on campus, garnering attention from the community, students, and sponsors.

Supporting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, students danced for twelve full hours from noon to midnight, raising money and awareness in the fight to combat pediatric HIV/AIDS through the collegiate fundraising program known as Up 4 the Fight.

Marketing chair of the Dance Marathon Steering Committee, Brittany Huff '17, said, "When I got involved as a freshman there were 800 babies a day born with HIV; three years later, that figure has been reduced to 600. It's a tremendous improvement but our goal is zero."

Setting New Records

Dancers take the floor at the 2016 BW Dance MarathonThis year's record-breaking event saw an all-time high numbers of sponsors and participants and raised more than $45,500 for the cause, setting yet another record. More than 160 students signed up to be involved in the event which will featured performers, free dance, and HIV/AIDS education. 

"In it's 15th year, Dance Marathon is setting new records and making large strides," Huff added. "With the most amount of dancers, money raised, and numerous sponsors, this year is one to remember."