HuskyTHON Alumni Network

The HuskyTHON Alumni Network is All in For The Million, are you?


The first ever HuskyTHON (named the Midnight Marathon at the time) in 2000 raised $13,878. Last year, HuskyTHON 2017 raised a total of $836,174.52 for the kids. In the last 18 years, HuskyTHON has raised over $3.5 million towards making a difference in the lives of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s patients, families, and friends.

This year, HuskyTHON 2018 is All in For The Million, with a goal of adding an extra comma to its total and raising $1,000,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In order to reach our goal this year, we are asking you to join us as alumni in being All in For The Kids.


Get Involved

  • Support fellow alumni and/or current students by donating to HuskyTHON 2018.
  • Follow the HuskyTHON Alumni Network on Facebook to keep up to date on alumni involvement with HuskyTHON 2018.
  • Follow HuskyTHON on Facebook to join the movement and stay updated on our progress until HuskyTHON on February 17th & 18th, 2018.
  • Watch and share the HuskyTHON official All in For The Million video featuring patients and staff from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.


In the words of our HuskyTHON Co-Executive Directors, Sam Gay & Eliza Kanner, “Our goal of one million dollars for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is HuskyTHON’s reaffirmed commitment and promise to continue fighting for the brave kids that walk through the hospital’s door each year, so that one day, all kids can get to go home and just be kids. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts.”

Alumni Testimonials

If there is one thing you realize almost immediately about HuskyTHON, it is that enthusiasm and positivity are contagious. I first participated as a freshman in 2008, and I was hooked. I was nervous about standing on my feet for 18 hours the first time, but seeing the excitement of the Kids and Families we danced for at the actual event inspired me to hang in during the tough hours in the early morning.

Megan Gillespie

Co-Executive Director 2012

If there is one aspect of my undergraduate career that makes me smile every time I reminisce, it is HuskyTHON. As a student currently pursuing a career in medicine, I have seen first-hand how important donations like ours are to non-profit hospitals like Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. I recently applied to volunteer there and during the orientation, we were informed that the hospital relies on donations to continue their mission.

Owen Kahn

HuskyTHON has changed my life, as I’m sure it has changed many of yours. Spending three years on the management team taught me many things, but spending three minutes listening to the story of a child from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has taught me just as much. What I have walked away from HuskyTHON with, and what I hope other students will gain, is the mentality to be absolutely relentless.


If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Director of Alumni Relations.