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Thank You From Dance Marathon

May 7th, 2013

Every year for the past seven years, some of our Iowa restaurants have teamed up with Dance Marathon to support the Children's Miracle Network. Dance Marathon is a student-run organization that works to support patients and their families being treated at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. It is a year round organization that culminates with a 24-hour Big Event in February. The Big Event honors children’s fight against cancer and celebrates life. Pancheros has helped to support Dance Marathon by providing thousands of burritos to their Big Event each year in February. Students dance anywhere from 8-24 hours to raise money and believe me, dancing for 24 hours can really work up an appetite that sometimes only a burrito can satisfy...

Below is a note from the Children's Mericale Network at UI Children's Hospital thanking Pancheros for our partnership with them. Plus, check out some photos from previous Dance Marathon events!

CMN at UI Children’s Hospital is so thankful to have the support of Pancheros.  Over the past seven years, Pancheros has generously donated more than 13,000 burritos to participants of multiple dance marathons in the state.  It is simple math, when dance marathons do not have to pay for the meals that they feed their dancers, they are able to make a larger donation to the hospital for the kids, FTK!
If Pancheros were to sell the burrito’s that have been donated to dance marathons that support UI Children’s Hospital, it would equal about $80,000! WOW!!  Pancheros stands for something alright, they stand FOR THE KIDS! Thank you, Pancheros!