What is UADM?

University of Alabama Dance Marathon is a student-led effort to provide emotional support and research for children and families treated at Children’s of Alabama. It enlists the support of many students and student organizations across UA’s campus, who participate by personal fundraising and attending several fundraising events throughout the year. UADM’s staff consists of an executive board, directors and team members. These students work towards the administration, promotion, organization and additional fundraising for all of the festivities attributed to the event. The efforts culminate into a 13.1-hour, no sitting marathon.


How do I know my contribution directly benefits Children's of Alabama?

All funds raised benefit Children’s of Alabama. More specifically, the funds will be used to provide support and care for the children and their families. All pledges given online go directly to Children’s of Alabama through our Donor Drive website. Monetary donations given in the form of cash, check or Bama Cash are directly deposited into a bank account on UA’s campus which is monitored by The VP of Finance for UADM, a faculty adviser and an advisor from the hospital.


Who can participate? Is it only for UA students?

While the privilege of becoming a UADM Miracle Maker is reserved for full and part-time UA students, we have other opportunities for alumni, faculty and staff, and others to get involved or watch the event. Please email uadm@sa.ua.edu with any questions you may have about your eligibility.


How can I become involved? Is there a way I can help if I can’t attend The Main Event?

There are several different ways to be involved. Students can join one of the UADM committees and help organize, plan and fundraise on behalf of UADM. As members of other student organizations across campus, students can register as a UADM team and compete against other teams of similar sizes. Teams can consist of registered student organizations with as many as 180 members, a floor or a residence hall, or even just a group of five friends who want to help in the fight for those who can’t. If you would like more information on registering a UADM Team for 2018, click here.


What do I do with the money once it is collected?

All online donations through Donor Drive go directly to the hospital. Cash, checks and Bama Cash must be turned in the day of the event. UADM staff will collect any donations to put in the bank account at any time during the year. Please contact your team captain if you have cash or check donations.


Is UADM tax deductable?

Yes, The University of Alabama Dance Marathon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


How long are we allowed to fundraise?

All DM Day! Individuals can fundraise and turn in funds up until the day of the annual Dance Marathon. Miracle Maker Registration is currently open and money can be deposited into your account as soon as your register through DonorDrive.


Is my credit card information secure?

Yes, all donations completed through UADM’s online fundraising program and website are secured.


I want to make a donation to a fundraising page but don’t like submitting the information over the web. What should I do?

If you don’t feel comfortable making a donation online, contact the person who is promoting their online fundraising for UADM and tell them you would like to support their efforts with cash or a check. Fundraising pages also track “offline” donations, so your fundraiser will receive credit for your contribution.