DM 2014 is almost here! Are you registered yet? #UP4THEFIGHT
From our friends at Berkeley Dance Marathon: All You Need To Know About Pediatric Aids ↘


In 2009, an estimated 107,000 infant HIV infections were averted through prevention of mother-to-child transmission services supported by the U.S. government and partner organizations. (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR], 2009 Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR Program…

20th October, SundayReblog
Sometimes in life, there is that moment when it’s possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments.

— Elizabeth Glaser, Founder of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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9th October, TuesdayReblog
Welcome, Class of 2016!

Today is the first day of classes for the newest members of the UChicago family. This group of recent high school graduates are now full-blown college kids, lanyards and all.

UChicago is filled with opportunities to grow; not only academically, but outside of the classroom as well. UChicago students are curious, passionate, driven, and active—in fact, there are over 400 (and counting!) RSOs and student groups in the college alone.

So, incoming first-years, why should you get involved with UCDM? In short, you will never experience anything like Dance Marathon anywhere else. Have you ever wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Here’s your chance. Get involved with UCDM and see how you can put your heart into a cause that unites hundreds of other hearts on campus—you can be a part of the UChicago family by making a difference in the life of a child.  

Still not convinced? Involvement with UCDM is one of the best ways to make new friends via a mutual interest in helping others. You can join a participating student organization, serve as an executive board member or volunteer, showcase your talents for all to see, dance with a team of your closest friends, or attend any UCDM event throughout the year.

For more information about getting involved, check out the “Get Involved” page on our website. You can also contact Executive Chair Katie Burkhart at with any additional questions you may have.

Welcome to Chicago for what will undoubtedly be 4 of the best years of your life.

Don’t waste one minute; get involved! #FTK!

1st October, MondayReblog
In Illinois, more than 35,000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported, giving the state the sixth highest AIDS case rate in the U.S. There are currently 21,367 people living with HIV or AIDS in Chicago.
24th August, FridayReblog
Julia Shen, our Special Events Chair, celebrates the end of UCDM 2012 with friends!