ULDM, which stands for University of Louisville Dance Marathon, is the largest student run organization at the University of Louisville. After a year long fundraising drive, ULDM culminates in an 18-hour dance marathon where students, athletes, and faculty stay on their feet all night, dancing and participating in other activities to raise money for Kosair Children’s Hospital.
More than 120,000 children come to Kosair Children’s Hospital each year for specialized care to treat virtually every medical condition. The hospital and its services give kids the chance to live long, healthy lives. No child is ever turned away because of his or her family’s inability to pay. Kosair Children’s Hospital depends on contributions from the community to continually provide the best care to every patient served.
ULDM 2010-2011 was a huge success! The event took place at Churchill Downs on March 4th and 5th and had over 300 registered dancers. We raised over $73,000 dollars for Kosair Children’s Hospital, a number that we hope to top every year.
The day of the 2011-2012 ULDM, the city of Louisville and surrounding areas, were hit by a series of tornadoes. Despite a delay in the kick-off of ULDM by a few hours and several weather threats, over 300 dancers still made their way downtown to the Frazier Museum to raise over $63,000!
The 2012-2013 school year is getting geared up, and planning for ULDM is already underway! Can’t wait to see you there!