Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan improves the quality of life for children with disabilities by:
* Developing relationships between college students and participating families
* Raising funds in a creative and energetic manner to support pediatric rehabilitation programs
* Educating the campus and community about our cause
Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan (DMUM) is one of the largest student-run non-profit organizations on the University of Michigan’s campus. DMUM strives to raise both monetary support and awareness for the needs of pediatric rehabilitation programs through year-round events. Each year we allocate funds for rehabilitation programs to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. These creative and interactive therapies enrich the lives of children, their families, and their communities.
Our year-round efforts culminate in the spring when hundreds of students stand on their feet for thirty hours to show their dedication to the children, families, and hospitals we support. At this event, hundreds of individuals and groups from campus and the community come together to raise awareness about pediatric rehabilitation. During the Marathon, dancers are challenged mentally and physically, gaining perspective of the even greater challenges and obstacles facing the children we support.
Visit us in our office,located on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union #4221.
Check out LSA's awesome video about DMUM and the 2012 Marathon!