What is DM at SDSU?
What does “FTK” mean?
When is Dance Marathon?
Stay tuned for details regarding DM at SDSU 2022!
Where is the Dance Marathon event?
DM at SDSU is held annually in San Diego State’s Montezuma Hall, located on the second floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
How long is Dance Marathon?
Is it true that all I am allowed to do for the whole marathon is dance?
During the night of the event, you are hardly limited when it comes to what you’re able to do. Yes, there is a fair amount of dancing, however, there’s also entertainment acts, visits from Rady families, celebrity guests and various other activities throughout the night. There’s never a dull moment, and if you’re afraid that you’re not the best dancer, don’t be. There are dancers of all skill levels and by no means, is it all about dancing. Remember, even bad dancing saves lives!
How much money do I need to fundraise in order to participate?
How do I raise money?
What is Rady Children’s Hospital?
Where does my money go?
Can anyone get involved or do you have to be part of Fraternity & Sorority Life/other student org? Will I get less out of it if I’m not part of a big organization?
What leadership opportunities are there in DM at SDSU?
What is Miracle Week?
Miracle Week is our annual fall fundraising and awareness campaign to recruit new participants, educate our community and generate donations all within one week. Each day of Miracle Week is themed, and last year we were able to recruit over 1,000 participants and raise over $40,000. For more information on Miracle Week, check out this page.
What is the Impact Program?
The Impact Program is a dedicated group of advocates for the kids that have the opportunity to be more intimately involved with DM at SDSU than the average participant. This special group goes on tours of Rady Children’s Hospital, supports the Leadership Team when needed, participates in its own meetings and activities, and much more! For more information on the DM at SDSU Impact Program check out this page.
What are Mini Marathons?
Dance Marathon isn’t just for colleges - high schools can also partner with DM at SDSU to support kids and families at Rady Children’s Hospital. Mini marathons are shortened dance marathons hosted by local schools to raise money and awareness for Rady Children’s. They provide students an opportunity to expand their leadership skills, increase school philanthropy and give back to their communities. DM at SDSU is proud to partner with Lancerthon at Carlsbad High School - the only mini dance marathon in the area so far. We are always looking to help new schools start their own mini dance marathon. For more information on Lancerthon or how to bring a dance marathon to your school, check out our page on mini marathons for more info.
Where can I buy official DM at SDSU apparel?
DM at SDSU and other merchandise is available at our merchandise booth during the big event in February as well as at smaller events throughout the year, such as Miracle Week and our annual Aztec Night.
How many people participate in DM at SDSU?
Last year, DM at SDSU had over 1,600 registered participants, 60 fundraising teams and 51 Leadership Team members. However, our reach doesn’t end there. Our movement also encompasses many thousands of donors, hundreds of community members and dozens of dedicated Rady families.
What is Children’s Miracle Network?
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.