UCONN HUSKYTHON RAISES
A RECORD $304,375
News Release - February 2012
STORRS, Conn. — Students, patients and their families danced their way to a new fund raising record of $304, 375.27 during the annual HuskyTHON event held at the University of Connecticut this past weekend. Now in its 13th year, HuskyTHON attracted more than 1,600 UConn students who registered for the annual, student-run dance marathon. The event raises money through registration fees, pledges and sponsorships, all of which is donated to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The event took place at the Hugh S. Greer Field House on the UConn Campus beginning at 6 pm, Saturday, Feb. 18 and ending at noon on Sunday, Feb. 19. During the marathon, students were also able to meet and interact with more than 25 patients and families from Connecticut Children’s who attended the event in support of the participants.
"With yet another record-setting total this year, HuskyTHON has grown into the second largest fundraising event for Connecticut Children’s” said Martin Gavin, president and CEO of Connecticut Children’s. “We are humbled by the commitment of both the students and the University of Connecticut to help us give all children the care they deserve.”
All the funds raised from HuskyTHON help support numerous programs and purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment at the medical center. HuskyTHON was started in 2000 by the UConn Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and it has become a premiere philanthropic event at the school. Nearly $1,000,000 has been raised from HuskyTHON since its inception.