ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan has announced that as of the 2019-2020 academic year, all of the group's net proceeds will solely benefit pediatric rehabilitation and other therapies at Michigan Medicine's C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
DMUM members say they are looking forward to the exclusive partnership and strengthening their connection to Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan, and the Ann Arbor community.
“Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan is known for its unparalleled support for pediatric rehabilitation programs,” says Chris Dickinson, M.D., chief medical officer and interim executive director at Mott. “Since 2000, DMUM has donated nearly $3 million to fund dozens of therapy programs that enhance the patient experience at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
"This new exclusive partnership is pivotal in helping us both further the joint DMUM and Mott vision to unite the larger community to create a world where all kids can be kids. We are incredibly grateful for their unwavering efforts and for making a profound difference in the lives of our Little Victors.”
Dance Marathon will continue the year fundraising up until their culmination event, VictorThon, on March 28-29, 2020. Held at the Indoor Training Center on the U-M campus, students will stand for 24 hours in honor of Little Victors and announce the total raised at the event’s completion.
ABOUT DANCE MARATHON
Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, is a student-run, non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation therapies for children with disabilities and illnesses at Michigan Medicine's C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.