Support this region’s finest healthcare for kids
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:
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.
QTHON is a yearlong fundraising enterprise led by Quinnipiac University students, which culminates in a 10-hour dance marathon to raise funds and awareness in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Over the past six events, QTHON has raised $454,348.60 towards Connecticut Children’s and its state-of-the-art patient care. QTHON strives to bring together the student body and the local community to raise funds in support of valuable care that patients and their families receive at Connecticut Children’s.
In 2017, over 1,500 dancers raised more than $218,000, an 88-percent increase from the prior year; this year’s goal is to raise $250,000.
In addition to the Quinnipiac students, patient families from Connecticut Children’s will attend the event and will dance the night away. They are matched with student groups and are able to dance, play games, participate in arts and crafts, and much more.
For more information about QTHON, please visit www.qthon.org.
Rockville High students will dance the night away, raising money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! This private dance marathon is open to Rockville High School students, grade 8 – 12. There will be music, dancing, games, contests, face painting, raffle baskets and food to purchase.
Proceeds benefit the Department of Neurosurgery at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in honor of Josh Hollm, a Rockville High graduate and a true survivor.
Top neurosurgeons use the most advanced techniques and technologies to provide diagnoses and therapy. Whenever possible, Connecticut Children’s pediatric neurosurgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques such as neuro-endoscopy to treat neonatal patients, infants, children and teens including:
If any community partners are interested in supporting this event, please contact Ruth Hollm via email or (860) 490-1118.
Join IHOP restaurants throughout Connecticut as they celebrate the 13th annual National Pancake Day! Guests will enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and in return, IHOP will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Bloomfield – 339 Cottage Grove Road
Hamden – 2400 Dixwell Avenue
Manchester – 191 Deming Street
Newington – 3280 Berlin Turnpike
Orange – 486 Boston Post Road
Southington – 885 Queen Street
Wallingford – 1040 North Colony Road
Waterbury – 495 Union Street