At the University of South Carolina, Dance Marathon just celebrated its sixteenth year. The first Dance Marathon was held in the Russell House ballroom in 1999. It has grown to become the largest student-run philanthropy on campus, and remains one of the only events to unite a wide-variety of student and community members. It has affiliated itself with the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, SC as a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To this day USCDM has raised over $1,900,000 for the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, and continues to grow each and every year.