Why We Dance
Dance Marathon Mission
To raise money and awareness for the fight against childhood diseases. Students fundraise to make a difference in the lives of the children and youth at CHEO - all by following one simple mantra: Dance For Those Who Can’t!
CHEO Foundation Mission
To further the physical, mental and social well-being of children and their families in eastern Ontario and western Quebec by raising, managing and dispersing funds.
Children's Miracle Network
CHEO is a partner in Children's Miracle Network which is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals. They are the only national children's charity committed to having 100% of the funds raised stay local to support local kids. Children’s Miracle Network is introducing DM across Canada as a way to have fun and raise money for children’s hospitals.
Age: 18 years old
To look at 18 year old Trevor Young with his closely cropped brown curls, beard and mischievous smile – it’s hard to imagine that he’s been on the cancer battlefield – not once, but twice, fighting for his life.
He is saving money for university despite his affinity for the odd ‘impulse purchase.’ “I bought a harmonica today… for no reason,” he laughs, his eyes twinkling.
So, armed with a shiny new harmonica, and plans to attend the University of Ottawa for International Studies and Modern Languages, Trevor starts to share his story – one shaped by cancer, his family and friends … and CHEO.
2015 Recap Video
Check out the recap of the first year of the Ottawa Dance Marathon. Thanks to our sponsors, participants and volunteers we were able to raise an incredible $57,744.94. Thank you for thinking of the kids at CHEO and thank you for dancing for those who can't! We can't wait for this year's Dance Marathon!Register Now
FEBRUARY 26, 2016, STARTS AT 4PM!
Register by Jan 31st and be entered in a chance to win two tickets to Escapade Music Festival 2016!
Every $100 Raised
Gives you one entry to win two tickets to 2 return tickets to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America (including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean)
Highest Individual Fundraiser
$50 gift card/month for a year to any Ottawa Venues establishment (i.e. Cornerstone, Steak, etc)
Top Team (DNA Presents Experience)
Wins a VIP DNA Presents experience for 10 people which will include:
• VIP tickets to a DNA Presents event of your choice
• Dinner at an Ottawa Venues Location ($100 voucher)
Highest Fundraising School
Wins the official DM Trophy & bragging rights
Best Dressed Team
CHEO Bears and Capes & Twister Dance
Best Dressed Individual
Twister Dance and Tanger Outlet Gift Card