The marathon is one big celebration of life and means something different to each individual who participates. However, the basic breakdown of the marathon is as follows: The first few hours are spent teaching the line dance. Then, at the top of each hour, everyone joins in on the line dance. Each hour is a different theme. Based on the hour’s theme, activities are provided for students to engage in after the line dance. The final hours of the marathon consist of a talent show where our patients have an opportunity to perform, a memorial of the children who have passed away, and the reveal of the total amount raised.