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What is PUDM?

We raise money and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children year-round, and we celebrate our efforts in November with an 18-hour Dance Marathon filled with fun, games, and inspiration.

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Why Should You Join PUDM?


Meet New People

Meet New People

Through our events, you have the opportunity to network with people from various backgrounds on Purdue's campus.

Build Your Résumé

Build Your Résumé

Not feeling like much like a dancer? No problem! We are looking for leaders with various skills to help make PUDM stronger.

Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Your participation brings hope to Riley Families and Children statewide.

Have Fun

Have Fun

Enough said.

Our Vision

PUDM has developed close and personal relationships with multiple Riley kids and families. They are the heart, soul, and inspiration for the year-round fundraising and planning of the marathon. PUDM tries to give more than just money to the hospital; we try to also provide a wonderful and special experience for our Riley kids. The marathon is a celebration of life, hope, love, and dreaming BIG!

Our Family

PUDM has grown from having only 100 dancers in its first year, to over 2,000 in the November 2014 marathon. PUDM is, and always has been, student run. Currently, an Executive Board of 26 students and over 400 committee members are actively planning and fundraising for PUDM 2015! The amazing success of our program could not happen without the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty advising staff.

Our Impact

Over the years PUDM has raised over $3,000,000 for the kids and families at Riley Hospital for Children. Specifically, the money raised by PUDM pays for one child’s trip to Camp Riley, annually $100,000 goes to Child Life and the remaining amount goes to Cancer Research.

PEDIATRIC CANCER STATISTICS


IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, ONLY 2 CANCER MEDICATIONS HAVE BEEN SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED FOR CHILDREN

MORE THAN 40,000 CHILDREN RECEIVE CANCER TREATMENT EACH YEAR

EVERY DAY 43 CHILDREN ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

THE AVERAGE OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES (NOT INCLUDING TRAVEL) PER FAMILY EACH YEAR IS APPROXIMATELY
$40,000

1 OUT OF 8 CHILDREN WITH CANCER WILL NOT SURVIVE IN THE CURRENT SYSTEM

THE UNITED STATES ONLY DONATES ABOUT $20,000 PER CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

“Dance Marathon will be the beginning of a tradition… We will dance every year until we don’t have sick children. We will dance every year so that the children at [Riley Hospital] can enroll in college and dance and help other children who will be cured… We will dance every year so that, when you stop dreaming, you can come to a campus and see what happens when a few people get together and dare to dream…”

Dance With Us

PUDM 2015 invites you to make a difference with us this year. Learn more about our campaign, as we invite you to Dance With Us in November.

A B1G Thank You

PUDM 2014 was the most incredible 18 hours spent celebrating a year of fun, joy, laughs, hard-work, dedication, and passion for all of the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. It would not have been possible without the help from our volunteers and participants.

Meet Our Riley Kids and Families


PUDM has developed close and personal relationships with multiple Riley kids and families. They are the heart, soul, and inspiration for the year-round fundraising and planning of the marathon. PUDM tries to give more than just money to the hospital; we try to also provide a wonderful and special experience for our Riley kids. The marathon is a celebration of life, hope, love, and dreaming BIG!

Read Stories

Looking for more inspiration? Our Riley Kids love to share their stories with you.

WE DANCE IN...


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PUDM 2015 takes place on November 14-15, 2015
Time: TBA
France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center

PUDM is not possible without our wonderful sponsors:

The marathon could not take place without the help of the Purdue and West Lafayette/Lafayette communities. We are lucky enough to work with local businesses, restaurants, prominent community figures, athletic teams, and a variety of bands to aid with the marketing, fundraising, and entertainment during the marathon.

 
 

Interested in sponsoring our event?

Corporate Sponsor

PUDM can offer a variety of opportunities for your company to become involved with our organization.

Catering Sponsor

PUDM is looking for restaurants who available to provide food for our dancers during the marathon.

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