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.
There are still opportunities to join the Dance Marathon community for 2020-2021: Morale Captain applications are now open! Morale Captains are a crucial aspect of the UNDM organization and culture. This position acts as a liaison between UNDM and the student body. They are the “hype people’’ present both throughout the school year and at HuskerThon. This position staffs recruitment booths on campus, works at special events, and performs other various tasks pertinent to Dance Marathon. Morale Captains bring energy and enthusiasm to get people excited about the event and organization’s work in general.
- Joining Dance Marathon as a Morale Captain presents many exciting opportunities as a college student. Here are points to summarize the benefits of applying to be a part of Dance Marathon: Immersing yourself into the culture of Dance Marathon is a great way to start off your college career, or a new academic year, with a big presence on campus.
- By being a member of the largest registered student organization on campus, you are able to establish relationships with numerous peers and faculty.
- Dance Marathon is a national organization that resonates on a resumé by helping to build character and skills that future employers want.
- We want to unite a diverse network of students and Nebraska community members by giving them a common goal: serving others. This mindset allows Dance Marathon to provide a community of individuals that are passionate about being a part of a cause greater than themselves.
Whether it be within the Morale Captain niche or the various levels of our organization, UNDM is filled with motivated, hard-working individuals that care about the greater good. Meeting people and establishing relationships within DM is second to none.
Everyone affiliated with Dance Marathon help Miracle Families that have ties to Children’s Hospital in Omaha by giving opportunities to share their stories of overcoming hardship while also providing fun activities and events for everyone. All money fundraised goes directly to the Children’s Hospital in Omaha; this year, our goal is to raise $247,000 since we are For the Kids 24/7. For these reasons and more, please check out the Morale Captain application link below to join the movement of one generation fighting for the next through Dance Marathon. If you have any questions about the position or application, feel free to contact Morale Co-Directors Lexie Fiedler and Josh Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to Morale Captain Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVWvwgzO59Zudh5DKot0Bx5UhHpZoTS_hkQzJqQkPjH3xcew/viewform.
For more information about UNL Dance Marathon, check out our Nvolve U link: https://unl.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/dance-marathon.