HuskyTHON is a year-long fund-raising effort coordinated by students at the University of Connecticut, which culminates in an eighteen-hour dance marathon celebration over the course of a weekend in February.
From humble beginnings, HuskyTHON has grown to become the largest fund-raising event in support of Connecticut Children’s. UConn students are proud of this accomplishment, but they are not stopping there. Their motto is “FTK” (For The Kids), and while their efforts are always evolving, their core purpose remains the same:
“Together with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we believe in giving children the care they deserve.”
Since starting in 2000 they have raised nearly $4.0 million and have set a goal of raising $1.0 million for their February 2018 event.
Read the $1 million goal announcement>>
For more information about HuskyTHON, please visit huskython.org
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, non-profit children’s hospital and serves as the primary teaching hospital for UConn’s School of Medicine. They are one of 170 children’s hospitals across the US and Canada that comprise Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
At these hospitals, 62 children are treated by highly trained professionals every minute – that’s one child every second.
From cancer to a traumatic injury or a genetic disease, Connecticut Children’s always has their doors open and never turns a family away.