University of Iowa Dance Marathon has committed $2.2 million to endow a child life specialist position in the UI Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer Center at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Our child life program was the first program of its kind in Iowa, and it helps pediatric patients and their families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, and treatment. Child life professionals offer support and coping, medical play, patient and sibling support groups, school re-entry, and many other patient- and family-centered programs to children and their families.
We’re grateful to UI Dance Marathon for their ongoing support. For the Kids always! FTK!