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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Click below to register!
  2. Click Register Now
  3. Fill out information
  4. Join a team, create a team, or sign up as an individual 
    1. Join a team - many student organizations create teams for OUDM. Use the drop down list to see if your student organization has a team. 
    2. Register a team - If not, check and see if they would want one and then start your student organization's team. Or you can create a team for your friends!
    3. Sign up as an individual! 
  5. Continue following the rest of the steps!

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Your fundraising goal is your personal pledge for how much money you're going to raise for OU DM. It can be as big or small as you want, but we encourage you to set your fundraising goal high! We know that you are capable of fundraising whatever number you set your mind to. There are tips to help you reach your goal under "Get Involved" > "OU Students". You'd be surprised how much you can raise by simply posting on social media and asking friends and family. 

  • Post a link to your online fundraising page on Facebook, instagram, etc.

    • Social media is the easiest way to reach a large audience quickly!

    • To find your fundraising page, go to and search your name

    • You can also personalize your fundraising page with reasons why you signed up, profile picture, fundraising page photo, and set your personal fundraising goal!

  • Send emails

    • Email everybody you know! High school teachers, high school coaches, high school friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, your coworkers, your parents’ coworkers, professors (you'd be surprised), youth group leaders, people you know from church, friends that participate in Dance Marathons at other universities, anybody with kids, etc.

    • Here is the email template!

  • Send Facebook messages

    • Here’s a quick template you can use to message friends on Facebook! It’s simple and it’s a great way to use social media to fundraise money!

    • Hi ______! Hope you're doing well! I'm raising money for OU DM, OU’s largest student-led philanthropy, and my goal is to raise ____ for the kids. OU DM is a 12-hour dance marathon that benefits Children’s Hospital Foundation in OKC. I was wondering if you'd like to donate $5 toward my goal! Anything helps and it all goes to the kids! Here is the link to my fundraising page <INSERT LINK: go to and search your name>

  • Save money that you usually spend

    • Pack a lunch at least once a week until OU DM, donating $5-7 each week

    • Skip out on your daily coffee/smoothie and donate that money toward OU DM

    • Put a jar in your room and put the loose change from the day into the jar every day!

  • Sell items

    • Food (baked goods, candy, etc.)

    • Hand crafted items (mugs, jewelry, art, etc.)

    • OUDM themed merchandise

  • Be your own Tapingo: Deliver food/drinks

    • Your friends order and pay for their food/drinks, you deliver the orders, and all the tip money goes toward your OU DM fundraising goal!

    • Ex: Deliver coffee from Starbucks, deliver food from restaurants on Campus Corner

  • Make a video

    • Record a video of yourself  and share why you are involved with OU DM, why you signed up, your personal experience with Miracle Kids, etc.  It’s a different and unique way to get your audience engaged with the cause. Post this video on social media!

  • Volunteer your time for donations

    • Offer to tutor in exchange for donations

    • Offer to babysit/dogsit for your parents’ friends

Students at OU DM make a pledge to stand a full 12 hours on their feet in support of the kids who can’t. Many Miracle Children will spend 12 hours a week in dialysis or chemotherapy, as well as a majority of nurses and doctors will stand on their feet for 12 hours during a shift. 12 hours also represents the 12 months out of the year that students fundraise for OU DM. 

Yes! You can do the following

  1. Create your own team
    This can be with friends or with a student organization
  2. Register as an individual
  3. Register with your class team
    Class of 2023, Class of 2024, Class of 2025, Class of 2026