Phis Join Successful Campus Philanthropy Event at 2014 U of M Dance Marathon

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Michigan Alpha is expanding its impressive commitment to philanthropy by forming an eight member team to participate in the 2014 Dance Marathon at U of M (DMUM). This is the first time PDT has participated in this extremely popular U of M student-run charity event that features 30 hours of non-stop dancing by participating teams.

DMUM, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, facilitates partnerships between students and families with disabled children, who have special needs not currently covered through health insurance or government assistance.

This year's event is scheduled for February 15.  It is one of the University's most respected and high-energy philanthropy efforts which gives the opportunity to raise financial donations to hundreds of U of M students.

All donations raised by student teams are used to pay for non-traditional physical and social therapy from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at U of M or Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak.

During the 2013 DMUM, student teams raised the record amount of $516,707. Since its establishment in 1997, DMUM has raised more than $4.6 million that has benefited hundreds of children and their therapy programs.

Michigan Alpha's 2014 Dance Team is partnered with the Duggins family in Ann Arbor who have a little girl with Down syndrome and Autism. The chapter's goal is to raise $2,500 that will pay for her to receive special therapy from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at U of M.

The actives are very enthusiastic to help the Duggins Family  while making a proud showing for PDT in this high profile campus charity activity and they would benefit from assistance from alums to achieve their fundraising goal. Donations to DMUM are tax deductible, and corporate sponsorship packages are available.  More than 50 local businesses and several national corporations are currently sponsors.

The Alumni Association encourages alums to make contributions through DMUM's secure online donation processing web site that credits Michigan Alpha's fundraising for the event.  Click here to DONATE NOW .

Every dollar raised helps! The deadline to donate is February 15, so please consider donating today to help the active chapter make a big difference for a local family in need while further demonstrating Michigan Alpha's strong dedication to philanthropy. If you have any questions or want information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michigan Alpha's 2014 DMUM Team Leader Connor Gibney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..