Through the RU4Kids program, Rutgers student organizations are paired up with patient families of Embrace Kids Foundation.  This program was created to give the children opportunities for light social interaction that they may not be getting on a normal basis, as a result of their diagnosis. Typically these students visit their patient families in the clinic and hospital while they receive treatment, attend RU4Kids parties and events with them, and arrange other activities on their own time. What is so wonderful about this program is that the students get to actually meet and form bonds with the same children they are fundraising for through Dance Marathon. This year due to COVID-19 the program will be all remote, meaning the students and patient families will be interacting solely via Zoom calls. Embrace Kids and RUDM will do their best to provide fun activities, games and opportunities via Zoom to facilitate the same level of engagement experienced in previous years.

To keep up with these activities/games or any other important updates and information, please follow @rudancemarathon and @embracekidsfoundation on Instagram.

Click here for the application for your on-campus organization to participate in RU4Kids.

For any further questions, please contact our Director of Family Relations, Taylor Rhoads, at