As many of you may have heard, the RACE FOR THE SPIRIT CUP is on! This year, at EVERY University of Michigan Dance Marathon event, there will be spirit points awarded. In this year’s spirit competition we will be handing out sweet rewards including:Going first in runabouts at the MarathonA chance to appear in a UMDM Video such as “Made: I want […]


n our first nine years, with the help of our corporate and individual sponsors, UMDM has raised over $1.6 million to support pediatric rehabilitation. In 2005-2006 alone, UMDM raised over $326,000. Beyond raising funds, UMDM strives to build awareness of our cause by connecting students and community members through personal relationships with the families who benefit from the programs we […]

Dancer Sponsorship Form

OUR MISSION The University of Michigan Dance Marathon strives to engage and empower the campus and community to build relationships and heighten social awareness by raising funds in a creative, energetic, and inspiring manner for children in need of rehabilitation. BENEFICIARIES The University of Michigan Dance Marathon is a year-round, student-run, non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for children […]

Dancer Fundraising Letter Template

“Since I began attending the University of Michigan, I have become involved in a great organization on campus.  The University of Michigan Dance Marathon, founded in 1997, is currently the largest year-round, student-run philanthropic organization at the University of Michigan and we raise funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation.  The primary beneficiaries are physical and occupational therapy programs at C.S. […]

UMDM Sponsored Families

Currently, there are over 60 families who participate with our organization as UMDM families. UMDM families have children who have used pediatric rehabilitation programs. These families directly interact with the students and community members who get involved with the organization. Over the course of the year, lasting relationships develop and grow between the dancers, who raise funds and awareness for […]

UMDM Sponsored Programs

Note: Some of these programs are no longer receiving UMDM funds, but have at some point in our history (see *) Top Soccer: This program is run by the Ann Arbor Youth Soccer Association for children ranging in ages from 8 to 18 with a variety of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Head Injury, etc. C.H.A.M.P. […]

UMDM Sponsored Hospitals UMDM helps many children by funding pedi

UMDM helps many children by funding pediatric rehabilitation programs at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. The money raised goes towards numerous rehabilitation programs not covered by insurance plans. The goal of these programs is to not only help the kids strengthen their muscles and develop necessary motor skills, but to also […]

Check out all of the ways you can get involved!

Dance: As a UMDM dancer you will meet new people, have a ton a fun, and get to interact with amazing UMDM families. You will have the opportunity to attend events all year and work toward attending the 30 hour marathon in March. No dancing experience is required or needed. Sign up here online! Join a committee: The success of UMDM is […]

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