UCONN HUSKYTHON RAISES
A RECORD $343,416
News Release - February 2013
STORRS, Conn. - Students, patients and families moved and grooved to music for 18 consecutive hours over the weekend, raising $343,416 for Connecticut Children's Medical Center during the University of Connecticut's 14th annual HuskyTHON dance marathon. This marked a record-setting year for the event; last year's HuskyTHON raised $304,000.
More than 1,600 UConn students participated in the annual student-run dance marathon, which was held from Saturday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, February 17 at 12:00 p.m. at the Hugh S. Greer Field House on the UConn campus. During the marathon, students were able to meet and interact with more than 45 patients and families from Connecticut Children's, who attended the event in support of the participants.
All the funds raised through HuskyTHON registration fees, pledges and sponsorships help support numerous programs and purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment for the Medical Center through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 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. More than $1,300,000 has been raised from HuskyTHON since its inception.
For more information, visit www.huskython.uconn.edu/.