our mission

Dear Visitor,

Trojan Dance Marathon at the University of Southern California started out as a small fundraiser to raise money and awareness for Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Over the last 10 years, the organization has grown to become one of the largest student-run philanthropic organizations on campus. The success relies upon the generous support of our students, alumni, community and sponsors. But most importantly, the marathon would not be possible without the incredible support of the CHLA families themselves. 

The tireless efforts of the students and advisors involved in the organization culminate in a 10-hour dance marathon each spring that includes dancing, entertainment, and numerous CHLA family stories. Over 500 dancer participants remain awake and stand for 10 hours in support for the children at CHLA. 

We dance for those who can't and hope that you too can join us in bringing smiles to the faces of countless children. Thank you in advance for any contributions; even the smallest contribution can make a significant difference. If you want to learn more about Trojan DM or have any questions please feel free to contact me at usc.trojandm@gmail.com. 

For The Kids, 

Ikram Navia

2016-2017 Trojan DM Executive Director