Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon believes that every child’s life matters and that no medical condition should prevent a child from experiencing the joy of a full childhood. We seek to support the patients and families of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt by welcoming them into the VUDM Family.
Each year we celebrate the lives of these children through regular campus and family events and a yearlong fundraising campaign, culminating in a 13.1-hour party with music, dancing, food, and entertainment acts. Over the past 20 years, VUDM has raised over $3 million for the hospital, supporting the continuing education and research efforts of multiple pediatric fellows and directly donating to specific departments and projects in order to create tangible benefit for our kids on our campus.
Our slogan “For The Kids” captures our purpose in its simplest form: to celebrate the work Children’s Hospital does in the lives of countless children and help support its continuation. We invite all members of the Vanderbilt community to join the party and dance alongside us.