Introducing HuskyTHON’s online apparel store for 2018! Proceeds from each order will go to HuskyTHON so consider purchasing something to support your favorite cause. We can’t wait to see everyone rocking their merch around campus!
We are All in For The Million, are you?
How big is a million? We asked Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and they answered! HuskyTHON has a goal of raising $1,000,000 this year For The Kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! This goal cannot be accomplished without all hands on deck. Join us in making a difference and breaking new records as we make a scene in 2018. We are so ecstatic to support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in a huge way this year.
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.
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.
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
– Upcoming Events –
January 22nd – February 5th
The 21-Day Fighter Challenge is a fitness challenge. For a $10 registration fee, you will receive a 21-day workout plan in return. As an added incentive, for the first 100 people to sign up, the $10 registration fee will be matched by HuskyTHON back into your personal donor drives. Registration will open January 18th at 12pm.
Saturday, January 27th at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Join us on Saturday, January 27th at the XL Center to watch the Hartford Wolf Pack take on the Charlotte Checkers, where a portion of each $15 ticket sold will benefit HuskyTHON! To purchase a ticket please follow the link below:
Tuesday, January 30th at 6 PM – 8 PM
This year, we’re calling on all dancer teams and challenging YOU to choreograph and perform your own 2-3 minute rendition to the morale mix. Then, join us on Tuesday, January 30th in the Student Union Theatre to watch the teams face off in a competition to see who can morale the best. The dances will be judged by our very own HuskyTHON families!
Click HERE to register.
– 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”
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.”
“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