About Us

Pitt Dance Marathon

Pitt Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy at the University of Pittsburgh that works yearlong in an effort to enhance the movement that raises funds and awareness for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. PDM is a yearlong fundraising effort supported by thousands of Pitt students, culminating in a 12-hour dance marathon in the spring. Since its inception in 2005, PDM has raised over $1,000,000 for local Pittsburgh charities that benefit the Pittsburgh community.

This year Pitt Dance Marathon has once again partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Every dollar raised will be given to the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. CMNH is a leading national charity determined to support the needs of children’s hospitals across the nation. As a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides the highest quality of care to its patients.

Our Mission

Pitt Dance Marathon is a family of campus leaders and community partners united in cultivating hope for the current and future patients of the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. We strive to create, at the University of Pittsburgh, a legacy of campus-wide engagement through yearlong philanthropy celebrated by the love of dance.

Dance Today for Chances Tomorrow