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Welcome to Dance Marathon at the University of South Carolina!

A Letter From Our President




My name is Katie Torbert and I am the current President of the University of South Carolina Dance Marathon’s program as we enter into our 25th year. It feels like a “pinch me” moment every time I have the chance to say it, but I truly cannot express my excitement and eagerness for this upcoming year. I have been a part of the USCDM family since my freshman year with our IGNITE program and have been able to grow with this organization over the course of my three years at Carolina. I immediately knew I was at home within this organization my freshman year. The passion, joy and kindness every member of USCDM instills is indescribable, and I am so honored to lead and work with all the members of our One Team, One Dream this upcoming year. I am grateful to be a part of the USCDM family and passionately support children’s health at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Midlands.


The one word that comes to mind when reflecting on 25 years of USCDM is legacy. This organization has built a legacy on the UofSC campus. The legacy has been built by our leaders, our miracle kids, and the light they bring to this world. There are so many ways our USCDM family has made a profound impact on our campus and community.This year is a representation of our legacy left on the Columbia community and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. Although we look back to the growing years of USCDM, the 25th year also represents a promising future and a strengthened commitment to fight for children’s health.


One of the biggest lessons USCDM has taught me is that a large group of passionate college students can make a positive impact on their community. USCDM has created a home for students on University of South Carolina campus since 1999, and this year we have the opportunity to invite all of the USCDM family back to their home on campus.  My college experience has been shaped by my years involved with Dance Marathon. USCDM leaders, advisors, Prisma Health partners, and miracle families have impacted my life in extraordinary ways. My goal is to allow every individual to be impacted by USCDM in the same way. 


I cannot express enough gratitude to those who have supported our organization over the past 25 years, and I hope you will join us as we celebrate 25 years of helping make miracles happen.


With love and gratitude,


Change Kids' Health, 
Change the Future.

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