Throughout the year, Joel Schlessinger and his family make several donations of time and money to organizations that are dedicated to helping people and their families who are affected by cancer. Recently, Joel Schlessinger made a donation to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, an organization that provides year-round support for young people with cancer and their families. This donation will help fund research, new treatments and support services for children.
The Dance Marathon raises money for cancer patients at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is a student organization that raises money for year-round support of children with cancer. Throughout the year, the group holds events and fundraisers to raise money for cancer research, as well as emotional services for patients and families. Last year, the organization raised $1.8 million for kids who are staying or receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
The group is also dedicated to raising awareness about the illnesses facing children as well as their triumphs and successes. There are more than 2,000 student participants in Dance Marathon and the organization has reached more than 400 families through their programs and funding.
Donations from Joel Schlessinger and others to the yearly Big Event make providing support to children possible.
Each year, the group holds a Big Event during which participants dance for 24 hours straight without sitting, resting or drinking caffeine. During this event, they raise money that is used year round to support families battling cancer. Donations are used for everything from wigs for children, funeral services and medical bills.
Find out more about this organization from their website.