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UDance, hosted at the University of Delaware, is a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon that unifies the campus community and raises awareness about pediatric cancer. It's the university's largest student-run philanthropy and has raised over $1.4 million in 7 years of existence. This past year alone we surpassed half a million dollars, raising over $550,000. These donations have benefited The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which supports medical research for families of critically ill children across the country.

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Our Mission.

In our efforts to support the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, the University of Delaware UDance Marathon strives to instill hope in the lives of those affected by childhood cancer. We encourage unity, raise funds and spread awareness while inspiring all to Live Like Andrew!



  • 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every school day.
  • 2300 children & teenagers will die each year from cancer.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States, 1 to 14 years of age.
  • The incidence of pediatric cancer is up 29% in 20 years.
  • Childhood cancer survivor rates in the U.S. have increased from less than 20% in the 1960's to almost 80% today - we hope someday we can make it 100%.
  • The average age of death for a child with cancer is 8, causing a child to lose 69 years of expected life.
  • Cancer occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region.
  • Only one new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric cancer treatment in the past 20 years.
  • Treatment leaves 60% of survivors with long-term health issues, from organ damage to high risk of secondary cancer.
  • Childhood cancer research is often underfunded.