Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2023



We’d like to take a moment to highlight our sister company, ilovesweets, and their long-time support of the Northwestern University Dance Marathon organization. For 20 years, ilovesweets has donated cookies to this entirely student-run event, which raises money for the Evanston Community Foundation and one rotating beneficiary each year. 

The Dance Marathon is a 30-hour event that brings together Northwestern students, alumni, and supporters to raise significant funds. The rotating beneficiary is usually chosen based on their commitment to helping children and young people in need. Over the years, the Dance Marathon has raised millions of dollars for charities such as the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Danny Did Foundation. This year, Little Heroes League was selected. LHL is a nonprofit organization that provides care coordination services to the most medically complex babies born in Chicagoland and beyond. 

The ilovesweets donation of 2,000 cookies not only provides sustenance for the dancers and volunteers, but also serves as a symbol of support for the cause. We believe it is important to give back to the community, and the Dance Marathon provides many ways that individuals and companies can pitch in to accomplish that. 
This year, NUDM raised over $434,000 for the two charities, building upon their legacy of raising over $22 million for more than 38 different charitable organizations since 1975. Simply Delicious Snacks looks forward to joining 
ilovesweets by adding plant-based cookies and bakery treats to the joint contribution in 2024, celebrating the 50th annual dance marathon. We will be honored to further support this event and the amazing work that it does to help children in need and enrich the community of Evanston as a whole. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come and to making a positive impact on the world, one cookie at a time.