Press Release

Dance Marathon to Present $1M Check to College of Medicine


CONTACT: Doug Carlson, College of Medicine
(850) 645-1255;

Sept. 3, 2019


Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital will present a check for more than $1 million to the Florida State University College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon counties.

The proceeds are part of the record $2.21 million raised earlier this year by Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on the FSU campus. That money supports the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville and the FSU College of Medicine’s pediatric outreach programs.

The presentation will take place:




1115 W. CALL ST.


The money invested locally supports a school-based primary-care health clinic at three schools in Gadsden County, where children often have inadequate access to care. The clinics represent a partnership among the College of Medicine, the Gadsden County Health Department and Gadsden County Schools.

The College of Medicine shared funds this past year with FSU PrimaryHealth, which provides a medical home for previously underserved families in southwest Tallahassee; Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, supporting pediatric critical-care services; Bond Community Health Center; Big Bend Hospice; and the Young Parents Project at Early Head Start.

Set to participate are John P. Fogarty, dean of the FSU College of Medicine; representatives from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and organizations receiving funds; members of the Dance Marathon student executive committee; and students from the college’s Pediatrics Interest Group.

Directions to the FSU College of Medicine: From downtown, travel west on Tennessee Street and turn left on Stadium Drive. For parking details, call (850) 645-1255.