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Baltimore Boogie

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

Baltimore Boogie, the dance marathon at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, provides a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for sick and injured children in your local community, all while having fun. Members of our Teen and Children's Council plan and host the event, typically held in the fall.

What is Baltimore Boogie?

Baltimore Boogie is a yearlong fundraising effort involving community events that culminates in a dance marathon at the hospital where participants stay on their feet through dancing, games, and entertainment to celebrate 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, alongside the patients and families you are supporting. Everything we do is for the kids!

Will there be an event in 2022?

Yes, we are thrilled to be back in person for our 6th Annual Baltimore Boogie! We are once again combining our efforts with Team Hopkins Kids for the third annual hybrid campaign—KIDS CAN’T WAIT: 30 Day Miracle Movement for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. This 30-day challenge will begin on Oct. 14 and conclude on Nov. 12 with our virtual Baltimore Boogie. Register as a Miracle Mover!

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

Is your network passionate about the importance of pediatric health and 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 direct, 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

When dancers fundraise for Baltimore Boogie, they are able to support any area of the Children’s Center that is close to their heart. Over the years, dancers’ fundraising efforts have had a major 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, which provides innovative arts-in-medicine activities 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, which allows us to provide holiday and monthly community-style meals for inpatient families

Questions? Contact Jennie Phelps, associate director of corporate engagement and events, at

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