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    North Star Reach Spotlight

    The childhood memories of spending weeks or months away at summer camp are, for many, some of the most cherished. Whether it was sports camp or just old-fashioned sleep-away camp, summer never seemed to come fast enough. Though for others, camp was never an option. Less than ten percent of children with serious and life-threatening […]

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  • DMUM Blog 2015 ETR Volunteering 101

    Volunteering 101

    Are you looking for a new, hands-on experience to get more involved with Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan?!  Well look no further!  DMUM volunteering is just a few clicks away!  Each week, Dance Marathon is searching for volunteers to facilitate the therapies we fund.  As a volunteer, you’ll take part in some of […]

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  • DMUM Blog 2015 ETR Creative Coping

    Therapy Spotlight: Creative Coping

    Mid-semester blues were setting in.  My routine was as follows: go to class, study, eat, sleep, repeat.  Just when I thought the monotony of campus life would never free me from its clutches, I discovered Creative Coping – a weekly volunteer therapy through Dance Marathon.  Like all DMUM therapies, I signed up to volunteer for […]

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  • DMUM Blog 2015 ETR Inspiration Day

    Inspiration Day: Past and Present

    For the past few years, Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan showcased the therapies we sponsor at our annual Therapy Fair.  Held in the Sports Coliseum, Therapy Fair was an opportunity for students to come together with DMUM families and therapists to see exactly what their funds were contributing to.  Dancers would meet their […]

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    It’s Time to Carve Some Pumpkins

    Our first family event, Pumpkin Carving, took place on October 25 at the Cube and was a huge success! DM dancers were able to meet their families while dressed up in Halloween Costumes: Cowboys were hanging out with NInja Turtles, Mickey and Minnie Mouse made an appearance, and so many other crazy costumes came out […]

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    Through a Volunteer’s Eyes: Tree Climbing

             During the spring of 2014, the post-Marathon blues had set in, and after a tough semester of classes and a long and cold winter, I was ready to jump back into any Dance Marathon related activity. When Tree Climbing therapy showed up on the Volunteer Calendar, I knew I couldn’t pass […]

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