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 in Hartford, Connecticut. This effort culminates in an 18-hour dance marathon in February, where thousands of UConn students come together to dance for those who can’t. HuskyTHON is entirely student-run and our Management Team of 28 undergraduate student leaders is working tirelessly to make HuskyTHON 2020 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. In the last 20 years, HuskyTHON has raised over $6.2 million for Connecticut Children’s, making it the largest fundraiser for the hospital. HuskyTHON 2019 raised $1,328,402.19 and we are looking forward to HuskyTHON 2020!
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 2020, it is our goal to make HuskyTHON the event those amazing patient families deserve!
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
2017-2018 Press Releases
Day of Strength