What is HuskyTHON?

HuskyTHON is a year-long philanthropic effort at the University of Connecticut to raise funds and awareness for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This effort culminates in an 18-hour dance marathon in February.

Humans of HuskyTHON

HuskyTHON 2018, one story at a time.

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Our Partners

are all in for the million.

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A Million Thanks

In October, we released a goal of raising one million dollars for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. This year, we proved that together, we are stronger. Each and every donor and participant was a part of our million dollar year, and it is only because of YOU that HuskyTHON was able to achieve this goal.

On Sunday, February 17th at noon, we revealed that HuskyTHON 2018 raised $1,021,485.37 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, making HuskyTHON the highest fundraising event for Connecticut Children’s.*

 

*After expenses subtracted from other top fundraising events for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The money raised this year is unrestricted, which means the Medical Center will be able to use it where they need it most, but it will ensure that they will be able to continue the highest quality of care and life-saving research. To learn more about what a million dollars means to the kids and staff at Connecticut Children’s, check out the video below.

 

Thank you for being All in For The Million, but more importantly, All in For The Kids.

Our Vision

From humble beginnings, we’ve grown to become the largest student-run philanthropy in the state. We’re proud of that, but our work is far from over. For as long as kids need hospitals, we’ll be around supporting them. And while our efforts are always changing and improving, our core purpose remains the same:

Together with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we believe in giving children the care they deserve.

Our Family

From 2000 to 2017, HuskyTHON has grown from making $13,878 in 18 hours to well over half a million dollars! This is all possible through active planning and fundraising throughout the year. The amazing growth success of HuskyTHON could not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our student-run Management Team, committee members, and all of our participants!

Together, we can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Our Impact

HuskyTHON 2017 raised a total of $836,174.52 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed non-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. The money raised by HuskyTHON helps them continue their mission of giving kids the care they deserve. 

Sometimes in life there is that moment when it’s possible to make a change for the better.  HuskyTHON is one of those moments.

Help Us Break Last Years Record

Dancers

Dollars raised

Volunteers

– Upcoming Events –

Color Wars 2018

January 29th – February 2nd

Join us for a fun, friendly Color Wars competition within the HuskyTHON community from 1/29-2/2! Each day of the week there will be activities and tasks that you can do to earn your team Color Points.

 

Click HERE for more information.

Day of Strength

Thursday, February 8th

Previously known as 100K Day, this year we will be having HuskyTHON’s first ever Day of Strength, where we will strive to raise 130K in 24 hours as a HuskyTHON community. The kids combat the toughest battles and this is our opportunity to come together and demonstrate the power of unity, but above all to show our little superheroes we can be strong for them.

 

Click HERE for more information.

ZumbaTHON

Sunday, February 11th at 12 PM – 4 PM

UConn Rec and HuskyTHON are bringing ZumbaTHON back to the Field House on Sunday, February 11th! The event will benefit HuskyTHON 2018, raising money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Pre-Registration: $5 directly to your Donor Drive account

Walk-Up Registration: $10 cash or card

– Our Tiny Dancers –

Each year, patients and families from Connecticut Children’s attend HuskyTHON. Parents describe it as the one day that their child is able to “just be a kid.” It is truly an honor to dance alongside these brave little warriors, as they have fought battles harder than we can imagine. They inspire us all everyday to live life to the absolute fullest. Our patient families’ shared their favorite HuskyTHON memories with us, and we would like to share a few with you.

HuskyTHON asked: If you had three wishes, what would they be?

 

“1: No kids could get cancer or need to suffer 2: To be a surgeon to help kids like my doctor helped me 3: To go to UConn and be a HuskyTHON girl and be on the UConn Dance Team and softball team”

– Charlotte

HuskyTHON asked: What is something you are proud of, and what is your favorite part of HuskyTHON?

 

“Making high honors, and the inflatables and competing with the college guys in the gym.”

– David

“As a parent, our favorite part was seeing and talking with other families from CCMC outside of the hospital setting and in such a positive and happy event. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing we are celebrating with other families who understand the obstacles we’ve faced that most people around us have been lucky enough to never have to. It’s a very inspiring day. Everyday of our lives with Kiley, (and Allie), feels as exciting as the moment we walked into the gym last year and heard all the college kids cheering because we know life with our kids is never to be taken for granted – it’s so nice to celebrate that feeling with everyone at HuskyTHON! In addition, Kiley fought long and hard for every day that she gets to spend enjoying life, and sometimes the reality of just how hard she fought gets lost in the daily shuffle. It feels amazing to see her being able to acknowledge that.” -Emily, Mother to Kiley

HuskyTHON 2018

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February 17th – 18th