Dance Marathon FAQ

Have questions about the BadgerThon Dance Marathon?

Check out the answers to the frequently asked questions below!

What is Dance Marathon?
BadgerThon Dance Marathon is a celebration of all the money raised by UW-Madison students for the American Family Children’s Hospital.  The marathon is 15 hours of high energy dance, movement and entertainment.  You can expect to meet patients and families, see tons of live performances, win part of over $3,000 worth of prizes that will be given out and to have free access to a 15 hour agenda of exclusive activities at Union South.

Can I come to Dance Marathon if I am not a member of the student organization, BadgerThon?
Yes! The BadgerThon Dance Marathon is open to all UW students.  Each participant is expected to raise $100 in order to stay for the full event.  Register for the Dance Marathon on our website, and follow us on social media to keep up with the latest events, news, and ways to fundraise.  All registered dancers are encouraged to invite their friends, co-workers, roommates and organizations to make a team!

Do I have to be in Greek Life in order to come to BadgerThon Dance Marathon?                 No! All University of Wisconsin – Madison students are welcome to register for and attend the BadgerThon Dance Marathon.

I can’t commit to the whole 15 hour dance marathon, but I still want to come.
Spirit Dancing is a great option for students who have other commitments but still want to attend the event.  Donate $20 at the door in order to stay for two hours of the BadgerThon Dance Marathon.

How do I fundraise for BadgerThon?
Take a look at our Fundraising Toolbox for some ideas and resources.  If your team or organization would like a special fundraiser set up for them, email and an executive board member will be happy to help out.

I raised money at a cup night or fundraiser. How will my online total be updated?
The directors of BadgerThon are able to manually add offline donations and your total will be accurate within a week of your fundraising efforts.  All checks or cash received in the mail or in person will be added through this method, as well.  In other words, ALL donations received will be reflected online.

I’m interested in being more involved in BadgerThon. What are my options?
The lowest level of commitment is pledging to attend the BadgerThon Dance Marathon in March.  This is just one event and all UW-Madison students are welcome to fundraise and attend.

You can be a part of the student organization BadgerThon by attending our General Body meetings each month.  Follow the BadgerThon social media accounts for more information or email to get on our email list.

Each General Body member is also able to join a team (Fundraising, Outreach, Event Planning or Recruitment) to get more involved in the organization logistics.  Email if you are interested in joining a team.

Lastly, Executive Board applications will be available in Spring 2015 for any member who wants to take on a leadership role in the organization. This is an incredibly rewarding and positive experience that will allow you to gain a closer relationship with people passionate about the same cause, additional networking opportunities at AFCH and lots of leadership skills.


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