Welcome Families!

“One quote comes to mind. ‘You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.’  Dance Marathon has given us several perfect days.” - The Roehl’s, a Dance Marathon family

Dear Dance Marathon Families,

Our families are the heart and soul of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan. Over the the past 20 years, we have supported over 400 families and children with a wide variety of disabilities receive treatment at Beaumont and Mott Children’s Hospitals. DMUM families have inspired more than 20,000 dancers to fight (and dance) for continued development in the field of pediatric rehabilitation. Dancers have had the privilege to build lasting relationships with our families through volunteering at therapies and at DMUM sponsored events. Over the course of the academic year, we host six different events bringing our DMUM families and dancer together to make unforgettable memories. But the family experience isn’t limited to just DMUM events, we are expanding our family program to include parental support networks and family connections. The Family Relations team and myself will be working throughout the year to make each and every family’s experience the best it can be!

The Family Relations Team and the entire DMUM family is here to support you and your families unique needs. We strive to make every family feel supported and celebrated throughout the entire year! It is our goal to help make more perfect days for kiddos with challenges and bring smiles to the kiddos’ faces. We strive to me more than just the letters FTK; we want to be For the Families!

Whether you a returning or new Dance Marathon Family, we are beyond excited to be a part of your lives! We cannot wait to see you all and create some miracle memories with you all.

For any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the Family Program please do not hesitate to reach out to me at dmum.fr@umich.edu 

Forever FTK, 

Alicia DeMartini

Family Relations Chair 2017-2018