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2018 HuskyTHON Breaks $1 Million Fundraising Goal

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    2018 HuskyTHON

    UConn’s HuskyTHON fundraiser had its biggest year yet, blowing by a $1 million fundraising goal and setting a new record for the event. (Published Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018)

    UConn’s HuskyTHON fundraiser just had its biggest year yet, blowing by a $1 million fundraising goal and setting a new record for the event.

    The HuskyTHON Dance Marathon is an annual fundraiser for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thousands of students turned out for the event, which started at 6 p.m. Saturday and went until noon Sunday.

    Organizers confirmed that this year’s event raised $1,021,485 – blowing away last year’s total and the previous record of $836,174.

    HuskyThon Dance MarathonHuskyThon Dance Marathon

    UConn students are pulling an all-nighter at a dance marathon to raise money for the Connecticut Children' s Medical Center.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017)

    HuskyTHON is a year-long effort that culminates with the Dance Marathon. The first HuskyTHON in 2000 raised $13,878. Year after year the event has grown into one of the largest student-run philanthropy event in New England and in 2016 it was named the 11th top collegiate fundraiser in the nation by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Student teams organize year-long fundraising events leading up to the dance marathon.

    The event isn’t just about the students. Each team sponsors a child who shows up for the party.

    For more information on HuskyTHON, click here.

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