21-Year-Old Helps Raise $1.3M for University of Iowa’s Children’s Hospital

Alex Tyndall, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, doesn’t think he’s a very good dancer. He’s mastered one TikTok dance, but he’s not one to just bust a move.

What he’s very good at is helping organize the University of Iowa’s annual Dance Marathon to raise funds for the university’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Tyndall, 21, is a senior at the university majoring in accounting with a minor in psychology. He’s graduating in May with plans to attend graduate school. This year, he was a member of the finance committee for the 28th annual student-led Dance Marathon, which raised $1.3 million for the hospital.

Dance Marathon, the University of Iowa’s largest student organization, works to create special projects to provide emotional and financial support to families treated at Stead Family Children’s Hospital, with an emphasis on pediatric cancer and bone marrow transplant patients, school officials said. In addition to fundraising, the event celebrates the lives of survivors and recognizes those lost, officials said.

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