Previously Dance Marathon, WCU Miracle is an international movement involving college
and high school students who raise money for the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals.
Students founded Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon in 1991 in the memory of
Ryan White. Since its inception the movement has expanded to over 100 universities
and colleges across the globe.
Donations raised through WCU Miracle help fund a Child Life Specialist at the Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System. Every parent’s worst nightmare is the possibility that his
or her child will be diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness or experience
a tragic accident. What happens, though, to the child whose parent experiences a tragic
accident or is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? This is where the Child
Life Services team joins the family in supporting and assisting the children whose
parents are undergoing long-term medical care. Supporting children in these circumstances,
even though they themselves are not sick, is just as important as supporting children
who are sick. We do not take our motto, “For the Kids” lightly and will continue to
provide our services and help in whatever way we possibly can to ensure miracles continue
to happen for all children.
We are proud to support the Child Life Services program at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health Systems.
WCUDM has raised over $110,000 in the last 6 years!
2017 - $29,209.14
2016 - $21,510.72
2015 - $12,681.02
2014 - $10,871.97
2014 - $11,616.87
2013 - $16,367.25
2012 - $8,215.83
Rosie Green, Coordinator of Morale
Madison Harrison, Director of Sponsorship
Megan Harward, Coordinator of Logistics
Sydney Kugel-Humphrey, Coordinator of Fundraising
Molly Mann, Director of Public Relations
Sara Mears, Director of Dancer Relations
Keiara Newsome, Coordinator of Marketing
Emily Pfister, Director of Events
Erin Pittman, Director of Hospital Relations
Briana Raye, Coordinator of Logistics
Brianna Sherrill, Coordinator of Visual Branding
Thomas Cook, Graduate Assistant and Executive Director
Michael Birch, Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness
Jeff Hughes, Department of Campus Activities
Brandon Lokey, Department of Campus Activities
Stephanie Sue Rowell, Department of Campus Activities
Karen Walker, Department of Campus Activities
Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) is located in Upstate South Carolina. Board-certified physicians care for
more than 330,000 infants, children, and adolescents each year. From primary care to child life services, we are dedicated to providing outstanding medical care for every child. We are
committed to serving not only the patient’s well being, but also the well being of
Pediatric radiologists and anesthesiologists are on-site around the clock, providing
expert care specifically tailored to the needs of children, including critically ill
and premature newborns.
Physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinicians approach patient care through
the eyes of a child. From pediatric sized medical equipment to patient room decor,
innovative care is delivered in a child friendly environment.