“OUDM is a sea of emotions, but emotions that we should all feel. You will feel proud, you will feel inspired, you will feel accomplishment. OUDM has given me a home during my college experience, and I know that it will give others that home, too. In whatever capacity that you get to know OUDM, soak it all in, and love every second.”
It was OU’s Thanksgiving break of 2022 when Jack McTighe, a marketing senior from Colleyville, Texas and the Executive Chair of The University of Oklahoma Dance Marathon (OUDM), learned he had a brain tumor. Immediately, he was scheduled for emergency surgery, where it was successfully removed.
“I was given just a small glimpse of what these kids and families have to go through, at a much younger age, and for a much longer time than I had to,” Jack said. “This really drove me in the last couple of months to be the best I can be and strive to make a real difference on the lives of these kids and families of Oklahoma.”
OUDM is the official philanthropy event of the Campus Activities Council. OUDM benefits Oklahoma's children by raising money to fund research to ensure every child in Oklahoma receives the best care possible, regardless of ability to pay. Every year, hundreds of students and alumni come together to help fund life-saving medical research.