HuskyTHON Celebrates 20th Year Helping Kids Like Bianca

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Topping off a year of fundraising, the students at the University of Connecticut once again outdid themselves, raising a record $1,328,402.19 at the annual HuskyTHON Dance Marathon, all to help sick kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kids like Bianca Mollica. Bianca’s problems started at birth. She was allergic to any kind of dairy, to …

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What Connecticut Children’s Means to Me

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Guest blog written by Kailey Cox, Co-Executive Director, HuskyTHON 2019 When I was 5, I asked for food for Christmas. I loved to eat. If I ever had a tantrum and wouldn’t stop crying, my parents knew just the trick: food. Fast forward 11 years, and my relationship with food changed completely. One day, during …

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Dancing for Kids Like Drayton

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
When Drayton Brindisi was born on June 27, 2008, he weighed a mere 15 ounces. His identical twin brother, Phoenix, weighed a little more—1 pound, 3 ounces—but the twins were as fragile as they were small, and they were rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for high-level care. …

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Remember that time the UConn community came together and raised a million dollars?

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
The weekend of February 17-18, thousands of UConn students came together at the culmination of a year-long fundraising drive to celebrate Connecticut Children’s patients while dancing for 18 hours straight. At the weekend’s end, the UConn students announced they had raised more than $1,021,000 during their annual HuskyTHON Miracle Network Dance Marathon. AMAZING!!!!! As the …

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HuskyTHON Announces Fundraising Goal of $1 Million

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events

Each year at the University of Connecticut, dozens of organizations and thousands of students fundraise all year long for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and celebrate their efforts in the spring semester with an 18-hour dance marathon. The University of Connecticut first got in contact with Children’s Miracle Network in the fall of 1999 to get …

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