Pitt Dance Marathon
Although their campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support Pitt Dance Marathon, you may always do so here.
Pitt Dance Marathon (PDM) was founded in 2005 as a part of Greek week at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2015 PDM became a part of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement and is now the largest student run philanthropy at the university. Since then, PDM has raised over $600,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Pitt Dance Marathon is a yearlong philanthropic effort with the primary goal of raising funds and awareness for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. PDM connects the campus to the community in stewardship and service, and in 2017 alone there were over 1,500 participants from 50 student groups on campus.
Throughout the year PDM hosts a variety of events. In the past, these have included a pancake breakfast, a DJ-off, cookie decorating contests and our annual Children’s Fashion Show. The end of the school year culminates in April at our 16-hour dance marathon where the PDM community gathers for our final fundraising total reveal and celebration of our Miracle Families and all the hard work everyone put in For the Kids!
Last school year we made great strides- both within our organization and in our external efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This year we are excited to move forward, but we need to obtain more funding in order to become a sustainable yearlong movement.
Currently all the funding we receive from the University must go towards our actual dance marathon itself and all of our other events and incentives are funded from dues from our members- and that’s not enough if we want to keep growing. Please consider making a gift to support Pitt Dance Marathon’s operating budget.
How You Can Help:
Our accomplishments would not be possible without the support of our donors. We’ve come a long way since PDM was first established in 2005- but we have a long way to go when it comes to being able provide families with special services at the hospital that insurance doesn’t cover.
Your donation will help us increase our operating budget and fund much-needed enhancements to our events, such as:
- Emergency Medical Services
- and much more!
Thank you for your gift, and Hail to Pitt!