Through these unexpected times, Dance Marathon is taking proper measures to support Children’s Hospital, our essential workers, and our community. COVID-19 has brought challenges to many, yet our organization has maintained its dedication and morale for our miracle making cause. DM is a community of individuals who support each other in the toughest of times, and we are here to be there for those who need it.
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UNDM in the Era of COVID-19: How We're Adjusting our Organization to Keep the Kids and Community Safe
September 01, 2020
August 09, 2020
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dance Marathon (UNDM) is one of the largest registered student organizations on campus. We are a generation of college students that work with our peers, campus, and the Lincoln community to help the families affected by pediatric illness or injury. Every year, we strive to raise funds and awareness for children who have been treated at the Children’s Hospital in Omaha. We are an organization and community of individuals who fight for a cause greater than ourselves. Our predominant goal is to help these Miracle Families (families of patients at the hospital) by planning and facilitating fun events throughout the year to give them a chance to escape from the doctors, hospitals, and worry they face on a regular basis. Dance Marathon holds recruitment, fundraising, and special events year-round for members of our organization, students at UNL, and the Miracle Families. The pinnacle of the year, however, is a 13.1 hour “dance marathon,” known as HuskerThon, held each February. At this event, Miracle Families, the community, and students celebrate the accomplishments and milestones our organization has achieved, while giving the Miracle Children a day filled with dancing, games, and entertainment acts all catered to them.