First a little bit about UNC-DM: Dance Marathon is the largest-run student philanthropy at UNC and we raise money all year long to benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital.
We have 13 committees that work on different aspects of the marathon ranging from Community Events to Entertainment for the marathon to Publicity and Business Management. Each of our committees works throughout the year to raise money and awareness as well as volunteering at the hospital. We host tons of events and partner with other campus organizations to fundraise and spread our cause. This effort culminates in the marathon in February where over 1,500 dancers pledge to stand on their feet for 24 hours as a symbolic stand for the patients and families of the N.C. Children's Hospital. The marathon is much more than just standing though! There's lots of dancing, entertainment, and Morale takes the stage for the line dance and team competitions throughout the 24 hours. The last hour of the marathon is Family Hour where patients and their families come to tell us about the difference we've made in their lives before the final fundraising total is revealed at the end!
Thank you so much for supporting my fundraising effort and making a difference in the life of a child!