University of Alabama Dance Marathon raises more than $252,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

UADM is the largest student group and on-campus philanthropy at UA. (University of Alabama)

The University of Alabama Dance Marathon (UADM) has raised over $252,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network across their year of programming + fundraising events. The amount was announced at BAMAthon, UADM’s annual 13-hour dance marathon event.

What is UADM?

UADM is a student-led group that aims to raise money every year for the Children’s Miracle Network through fun events, fundraisers and more—all thanks to its Miracle Makers.

Miracle Makers are students who spread the word about UADM and raise funds through their Donor Drive pages. Additionally, they work hard to put on events and interact with children’s hospital patients and families.

At the end of the year, BAMAthon takes place. The 13-hour dance marathon event celebrates the total amount raised throughout the year with dancing, games and entertainment. Participants stay on their feet for the entirety of the event.

Why stay on their feet for that long? To quote the Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s mission statement: “We dance for those who can’t.”

Making a difference

UADM provides life-saving funds and emotional support for patients and families at local children’s hospitals.

This year at BAMAthon, it was announced that UADM raised over $252,000 for their incredible cause.

“I hope BAMAthon served as a reminder to our participants that while they may just be one student on this large campus, they can make an everlasting impact on the lives of kids at Children’s of Alabama. While the event is about having fun and meeting new people, it is also about celebrating the accomplishments of Children’s of Alabama and the lives we are able to impact.”

Grace Muncy, president, UADM

Join the team

If you’re a student looking to join the thousands of Miracle Makers on UA’s campus for next year’s BAMAthon, contact UADM about becoming a team member.

If you’re not a student but would like to donate to the cause, visit their donation page.

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Gabby Gervais
Gabby Gervais
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