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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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    Saying Thank You

    One of the simplest ways to show someone you appreciate their support is through a thank you note. Each note is an opportunity to share how Dance Marathon has impacted your life and the kids Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan supports. The best thank you note explains the cause they supported, why it […]

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    Charity Snowball 2016!

    Last night was DMUM’s annual Charity Snowball where teams and families come together for a fun-filled night of pictures, crafts, and of course dancing! The kids had a blast on the dance floor as they showed off their best moves for their teams and families. One of the highlights of the night for many of […]

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    Giving Blueday 12/1

    This Tuesday, December 1 will be Giving Blueday. This is a university sponsored day to jumpstart the Giving Season and an opportunity for everyone to donate to the organizations at the University of Michigan that we love so much! Not only will there be monetary matching of student donations and an alumni challenge, but throughout the day, members of […]

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    Dance Marathon’s Gala Event

    Dance Marathon’s annual Gala was a hit! Ticket sales and the silent auction- which included wine tasting in California, African safaris, restaurant gift cards, Detroit sports tickets, and more!- raised a lot of money for the organization and for the kids. We are thrilled to have had such a successful evening! A special thank you […]

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    7 Fun Facts About CFR

    CFR =  Corporate and Foundation Relations We write corporate grants and get corporate sponsors and donations from the local Ann Arbor area as well as the greater Michigan region Our committee is made up of 5 people: 4 coordinators and 1 super awesome chair We represent the whole country from New York to Michigan to […]

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