As part of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan's commitment to your entire family and unique needs, upon registration, you will be asked to choose a participation track. Each of these three tracks; Maize, Victor and Champion, represent different levels of involvement within the organization, enabling each family to be involved with Dance Marathon in a way that best serves their unique needs and schedule. Regardless of the track that you choose, all families will still be highlighted and celebrated. Again, your track choice only indicates your level of involvement for each year, and you will reselct your track annually. Regardless of the track that you choose, all families are still considered to be equally important and valuable to our organization and its continued success.
While Media Days are only an expectation of our Victor Track Families, we welcome Maize and Champion Track Families to participate as well! Media Days will be overseen by our Public Relations and Marketing teams and will be held this year in December and January. The purpose of Media Days is to extend DMUM's reach to our sponsors, the community and campus by creating content to celebrate all of our families. We hope to bring our cause of pediatric rehabilitation to the forefront of all that we do, and with your help in sharing your story, we believe our organization can only continue to grow in ways that will benefit everyone involved!
While DMUM Fundraisers are only an expectation of our Victor Track Families, we welcome Maize and Champion Track Families to participate as well! DMUM Fundraisers are held throughout the year at the organization, pod and team level. Families are not asked to plan a fundraiser, but rather to be active participants with their teams or other DMUM members to help our fundraising events be the most successful that they can be. Fundraiser options include benefit dinners at local Ann Arbor restaurants, bucketing with your team, bake sales and much more!
The supplemental information that Victor and Champion Track families will be providing will include sending DMUM pictures of your family, child(ren), and pictures of your past DMUM teams if you are able. Our supplemental information also includes sending in a written testimonial about your experiences in Dance Marathon and programs you have participated in throughout the years, or, if you are a first time family, what you are most excited for!