PDM Events

Pitt Dance Marathon is about more than just the dance marathon! We also hold events throughout the year to raise both money and awareness for PDM. All funds raised go directly to CHP! We put on a variety of events throughout the year, so check back regularly for updates on when and where they will take place. Make sure to check out our calendar to see all of our upcoming events!  Scroll down for a description of all events and to learn more about how you can get involved!


This year we hosted our first Annual Carnival in Schenley Quad.  This was the students' first opportunity to register for PDM 2020. Students celebrated the beginning of PDM 2020 with games, food, prizes, and more! 

Kickin' It For the Kids: Kickball Tournament

This year we hosted our 3rd Annual PDM Kickball Tournament. Located in the Cost Center, the event is open to all students who sign up to participate. Sign-ups for the event are available a month prior to the event itself, and teams consist of 8-10 students each. Participation allows for a variety of different students to interact with other groups whom they may never have had the chance to meet if it weren’t for this event! We are looking to add even more teams to the tournament this year.

Fashion Show

This year Pitt Dance Marathon hosted its 5th annual Miracle Kid Fashion show. This show featured our miracle kids from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as they strutted the runway. This year's show included rounds sponsored by Macy's and PDM participants. The Fashion Show is always a great way for the community to see first-hand where PDM's fundraising efforts go and get everyone excited for the upcoming Dance Marathon in March. 

Trivia Night

This year PDM hosted our first Trivia Night! With over 30 teams signed up, PDM participants and staff competed in rounds of questions about Pittsburgh, Pop culture, Geography, and much more! Teams competed for gift cards from local restaurants, zoo tickets, and new PDM Merch!

FullSizeRender (4)Best Special Event: Awarded by CMN Hospitals


Two of the Miracle Kids walking the runway with the representative from one of our organizational partners!


One of our Children's Miracle Kids hanging out backstage!