Dance Marathon


They danced. They sang. They laughed. They cried.

And then they danced, sang, laughed and cried some more.

In the end, 13 marathon hours on Saturday, April 1 at the Rogalski Center — combined with 13 months of planning and other fund-raising efforts — helped the 600-strong SAU Dance Marathon 5 team earn nearly $224,000 for The Children's Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Stead Children's Hospital. That number exceeded their ambitious target goal of $200,000.

Since Spring 2012, when SAU's unofficial debut of Dance Marathon came together in a matter of 10 weeks, St. Ambrose students have raised nearly $547,000 for the cause. Ambrosians also have aided and befriended dozens of children fighting serious illness at the U of I hospital, as well as the families of those young patients.

Their efforts have helped St. Ambrose to a No. 8 national ranking among schools of 15,000 or fewer students who participate in the Dance Marathon network.

Read and view more about an event and cause that epitomize the St. Ambrose mission of developing students who enrich their own lives and the lives of others below.


An SAUtv video of 'The Big Reveal'

An SAUtv video as the Big Event begins

A WQAD-TV Report


Quad City Times photos

St. Ambrose University Facebook photos Album 1 and Album 2

Share This Story

Political Science | News
Clock Image

To help with decision-making during the 2020 caucuses, St. Ambrose University, the Quad-City Times, and the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce will once again host a series of panel interviews to help the public get to know the candidates.

Read More


Day-long leadership conference explores business and leadership possibilities. It's free to students, faculty and staff from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

Read More

A+ on chalkboard

At SAU, hard work = recognition. Here is a list of full-time students who were named to the St. Ambrose University Dean's List for the Fall 2018 term. These students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

Read More

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!