West High School’s Dance Marathon has been a tradition at West since the 2012- 2013 school year. In the past, the organization has given all of their proﬁts to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. This year, they are changing that. WHSDM has started giving proﬁts from certain events to individual families in the community. This change began with the Flash Festival on May 12 of last year. The money raised from this event was all donated to the Flash Foundation, despite being a Dance Marathon event.
Avery Flick’s family 4.2%
Flash Foundation 17.3%
100 Days Out
Aug. 9 Car Wash
UI Dance Marathon 78.5%
2015-2016 Proﬁt allocation
Preparation for West High School Dance Marathon
Sept. 4 Gold Out Soﬁa Perez ‘17 dances in the courtyard during Gold Out 2014.
Oct. 24 100 Days Out
What can donations do? Pays for an entire meal at the hospital
Pays for playtime activities for 12 patients
Eva Branson ‘16 writes why she takes part in WHSDM.
Nov. 25 Dash for Dashiell
Pays for a gift card to buy holiday gifts Pays for a hospital stay for 15 patients
Katie McGrane ‘17 places candles into paper bags at Dash for Dashiell.
Jan. 17 DANCE MARATHON!!
Pays for medications for one year
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