Unfortunately, due to concerns around the coronavirus, Rutgers University has instructed us to cancel Rutgers University Dance Marathon on April 3-4, 2020. While we will no longer be able to gather together in the RAC to celebrate this wonderful community of Rutgers students, patient families, and faithful supporters, we remain committed to continuing our fundraising efforts to ensure that we can make a generous donation to benefit our Embrace Kids Foundation families. We are devastated by this news, but we are also Scarlet Knights – resilient and engaged – and we will continue to work hard to give everyone an opportunity to be a part of an event that has such a tremendous impact on those we serve and those who are a part of creating this magic each year.
In an effort to capture and honor the #RUDM2020 experience, we are inviting all registered dancers, volunteers, fundraisers, and RU4Kids participants to submit photos and videos so that we can include them in a special production that we will be hosting online as part of our modified celebration. Find and share those favorite images from canning, spending time with your RU4Kid and student organization members, proudly wearing your DM Gear, and anything else you have that can help highlight the collective energy and excitement around this incomparable campus tradition. Please upload your personal footage with the link below or use the #RUDM2020 hashtag when posting on social media.
We are wiping away our tears and refocusing our efforts on providing a reimagined experience for our entire DM community. Stay tuned for updates in the coming days and thank you – thank you all – for sharing our credo: Families First, Everything Counts, Surrender Yourself. No circumstances will ever keep us from doing what we love For The Kids.
Days Until #RUDM2020!