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What is HuskyTHON?


HuskyTHON is a year-long philanthropic effort at the University of Connecticut to raise funds and awareness for Connecticut Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This effort culminates in an 18-hour dance marathon, where thousands of UConn students come together to dance for those who can’t. HuskyTHON is entirely student-run and our Management Team of 30 undergraduate student leaders is working tirelessly to make HuskyTHON 2023 better than ever before.


HuskyTHON is one of the top 10 dance marathons in the country and is the largest Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon in the Northeast. Over the past 23 years, HuskyTHON has raised over $10M, making it the largest fundraiser for Connecticut Children’s. HuskyTHON 2022 raised $1,340,670.68, and we are looking forward to increasing our impact!


Connecticut Children’s 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 traumatic injuries or genetic diseases, Connecticut Children’s always has their doors open and never turns a family away.


In 2023, it is our goal to make HuskyTHON the event those amazing patient families deserve!

Year Total Donated
2000 $13,878
2001 $15,160
2002 $20,592
2003 $17,220
2004 $18,047
2005 $13,000
2006 $16,000
2007 $13,000
2008 $56,920
2009 $107,539
2010 $150,228
2011 $193,000
2012 $304,375
2013 $343,416
2014 $457,581
2015 $560,104
2016 $716,394
2017 $836,174
2018 $1,021,485
2019 $1,328,402.19
2020 $1,520,234.98
2021 $1,052,534.21
2022 $1,340,670.68


It is your dedication that has led to the success of HuskyTHON in years past, and we are more excited than ever to put our best efforts into fundraising for Connecticut Children’s.

2018-2019 Press Releases

Dance Marathon Leadership Conference

HuskyTHON 2019


2017-2018 Press Releases

Goal Release


Day of Strength


HuskyTHON 2018