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Baltimore Boogie 2019

Baltimore Boogie 2017
Dancers at our inaugural Baltimore Boogie dance marathon event on November 11, 2017.

Baltimore Boogie, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center's dance marathon, provides a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for sick and injured children in your local community while having fun. Members of our Teen and Children's Council are actively planning for our third annual event Saturday, November 16, 2019, from noon to 6 p.m.

What is Baltimore Boogie?

Baltimore Boogie is a yearlong fundraising effort involving community events that culminates in a six-hour “dance marathon” where participants stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment at the hospital in celebration of the amount raised that year. No dancing skills are required, but you have the opportunity to learn a custom line dance unique to each year’s event. Everything we do is for the kids!

How can I help?

Dance Independently

Looking for a group of people to network with? Look no further! Register as an independent dancer and get ready to make some new friends.

Create a Community or Company Team

Are you and your friends or coworkers passionate about giving back to the Children’s Center? Whether you create a team because your corporate mission and values align with ours, you are looking for a unique team-building activity, or you want to build relationships with members of your local community, you are supporting initiatives that will have a directly positive impact on our patients and their families.

Make a Donation

Not interested in dancing or can’t make it? You can still support Baltimore Boogie by making a donation.

The Impact

In its inaugural event, Baltimore Boogie surpassed its $5,000 goal to raise over $19,000. In its second year, Baltimore Boogie raised over $42,000. Our dancers fundraising efforts had a great impact on a variety of patient initiatives including:

  • The Healing Arts program, which bridges the connection between medicine and the healing power of art. Healing Arts specialists now have more time to work with patients to meet the social and emotional challenges of illness through a focus on expression, play, and imagination.
  • ​The Beads of Courage® program, whose mission is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the clinicians who care for them. The chronic care program is now funded for the next two years with a supplementary palliative and bereavement care program.
  • The Patient and Family Centered care gift fund, allowing us to provide holiday and monthly community-style meals for in-patient families.

Questions? Contact Jennie Phelps, assistant director of development, at or 410-361-6499.

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