Home

BOILERMAKER. DIFFERENCE MAKER.

0
Marathons and Counting
0
Hours of Celebration
0
Dancers for 2015
0
Raised FTK Since 2005

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.
DM Logo_Original_White

Why Should You Join PUDM?

Through your participation in Purdue University Dance Marathon, not only will you be improving the lives of children and families in need throughout Indiana.
  • Meet New People

    Through our events, you have the opportunity to network with people outside of the classroom who share the same passion in supporting families and children statewide.

  • Build Your Résumé

    PUDM prepares you with the “real-world” job experience.  By serving as a committee member, you will have the opportunity to plan events, design media and campaigns, speak with local companies and organizations, and many other activities that will build your skill set that’s not taught in the classroom .

  • Make a Difference

    Your participation brings hope to Riley Families and children throughout Indiana and potentially the country.

  • Be Inspired

    When you’re involved with PUDM, you will hear many of the stories from Riley families describing the toughest little fighters out there. These stories will inspire you to live and think differently.

  • Join A Family

    Find your passion and family at Purdue! Whether you interface closely with Riley Families, local high school students, or committee members, you’ll find a group to laugh and cry with, share inspiration, and grow together.

  • Show off your killer dance moves!

    Don’t know how to dance? No problem! During the 18-hour marathon, you will be taught a choreographed move set; no dance background necessary.

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

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...


2016/10/22 18:00:00

PUDM 2016 takes place on October 22-23, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 12:00 noon
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.

You can be a DIFFERENCE MAKER