Welcome Friends :)

My name is Maddy Wirbel, I am a senior at Windermere High School and this is my fourth year being involved with Dance Marathon. During the past four years, Dance Marathon has truly become something I am very passionate about. Seeing the direct impact of the money our school has raised is something more incredible than words can explain. This year I have the incredible opportunity to be serving on the Dance Marathon Exec Board as Co-Event and Logistics. I am so excited for this year's Dance Marathon and I cannot wait to see you all there!

What is our goal for this year? This year Windermere High School Dance Marathon is hoping to raise $105,000 for the children! Click here to learn more about our goal and reveal night. Let's do a jive to hit 105!

So what is Dance Marathon? Dance Marathon is a year long fundraising event, where we raise money for children in our local Winnie Palmer and Arnold Palmer hospitals. The event of Dance Marathon itself is a huge "party" at the end of the year (this year the event is on March 5th, 2022 so make sure you mark your calendars) to celebrate all that we have accomplished. During the event of Dance Marathon we don't dance the whole time, but you're totally welcomed to if that sounds like your jam, at Dance Marathon we stand for the entire duration of the event to feel just a fraction of the pain these kids feel each and every day. 

Why do I raise money for Dance Marathon? My why is constantly evolving and changing, as there are so many reasons to raise money for Children's Miracle Network and Dance Marathon. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made me realize how fortunate my family and I are for good health. I have four younger siblings (Gwen, Jos, James, and Kara) and the idea that some kids are unable to have a normal childhood due to illness breaks my heart. No kid deserves to worry about their health, and no parent deserves to watch their kid in pain without a cure. I raise money for Dance Marathon to help the families in the Winnie Palmer and Arnold Palmer hospitals feel supported, so they do not have to worry how they are going to pay for their hospital bills. I raise money for Dance Marathon so that one day there will be a cure and no kids have to face illness. 

How to help? Supporting me and the Children's Miracle Network cause is simple-- just click the "support me" button and select how much you would like to donate--that's it!

If you are unable to donate monetarily, you can still help support the cause. Simply share https://tinyurl.com/wirbeldm to help spread our message to a larger audience! 


Here's how it works

Student-Led Movement

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a student-led movement supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All year long, we raise funds for kids at our local children's hospital.

Dedicated to supporting kids

I'm joining other students, faculty and community members who are dedicated to supporting kids and families in need by asking for donations from friends like YOU!

Donations stay local to help kids in our community

Donations stay local to ensure that all kids get the care they need. YOU can be a hero for patients at your children's hospital


We need you to be a hero for local kids!

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation. 

Thank you for supporting me! Together, we can change kid's health and change the future.