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    Countdown to VictorThon 2017

    The University of Michigan’s long awaited countdown is almost over, with VictorThon 2017 only “5” days away! Dancers are you ready? Have you reached your $300 fundraising goal and received your official invite? If not, check out the fundraising challenges this week or ask your DE or DR to bucket with you! You do not […]

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    Alumni Dancer Experience Spotlight

    Are you a DMUM alum who misses their good old college years? Have you missed doing the line dance, seeing families, and standing for hours to show your passion for the cause? Do you want to continue your journey with DMUM as an alum? In celebration of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan’s 20th […]

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    K12 Engagement Spotlight

    Not many people truly understand what goes into the final fundraising number that’s held up at VictorThon. There’s a lot of hard work invested from all aspects of the organization: from dancers to corporate fundraisers. There is one aspect in particular that stands out as especially unique— the K-12 Engagement Program . Every year, the […]

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    Charity Ball 2017

    Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan is starting the new year off right by celebrating our annual Charity Ball on Saturday, January 28th! Charity Ball is a dancer favorite event that will be held in the League Ballroom from 6:00pm-8:00pm this year. The ball is one of the many events that allows dancers to […]

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    Winter Break Fundraising Challenge

    Winter break is a great time to relax after a long semester, but it is also a great time to spread DMUM spirit. This break would like to welcome you to join the DMUM Winter Break Challenge to win a pizza party!  The team that earns the most points per dancer from now to January […]

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    Giving Blueday 2016

    Attention dancers, it is time to start preparing for our huge fundraising push on Tuesday, November 29th, Giving Blueday! Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan’s annual day of giving that kicks off the giving season and establishes our own ‘Giving Tuesday.’ Year after year, this opportunity is one of the largest fundraising days for […]

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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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    Pumpkin Carving 2016

    Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan kicked off our Halloween celebrations on campus on Sunday, October 23 with our annual Pumpkin Carving event. This event gave dancers the opportunity to meet their DMUM families, teams and DMUM therapists in a fun and interactive environment. Activities like bike riding, crafts, lawn games, and pumpkin carving […]

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    Why DMUM?

    Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan was founded 20 years ago with the purpose to raise funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation. In the past two decades, the organization has raised millions of dollars for the kids and simultaneously impacted the lives of many University of Michigan wolverines, too. Thousands of Michigan students have […]

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    Meet Our Alumni: Marissa Alaniz Class of 2015

    Marissa Alaniz graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Sociology and Communications with a minor in Performing Arts Management. She joined Dance Marathon at the beginning of her freshmen year because she liked to dance, but stayed with the organization “because I found a community that I valued and that valued me.” With […]

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