Dancers fundraise year-round leading up to HuskyTHON and stand on their feet for the entire 18 hours of the event. Participating as a dancer is a fun, rewarding way to show support for the kids at Connecticut Children’s.
If you sign up to be a Dancer, you should stay the entire 18 hours. It might sound like a long time, but the energy in the Field House will keep you going all night long. With a variety of different theme hours and activities, you’ll want to keep moving. We have lots of games and performances going on throughout the night. You’ll get to hear stories from our HuskyTHON families every hour, and Morale Captains will be helping everyone learn the Morale dance. That’s not to say it’s not tiring at times – it is, but when energy gets low it’s important to remember why we’re all there. We’re dancing For The Kids and it’s all about standing for those who can’t. Until you experience HuskyTHON, it’s hard to grasp, but once you’re there we can guarantee you’ll find the strength to make it through the full 18 hours. Every hour, 37 children are cared for at Connecticut Children’s. In the 18 hours we dance at HuskyTHON, Connecticut Children’s will treat hundreds of children.
Dancers are responsible for a fundraising minimum of $250. This may sound like a lot at first glance, but it’s really easy to raise your minimum fundraising goal. Our Director of Canning can set up a date for you to can outside of local stores. You can reach out to friends and family and share the story of this amazing cause. You can put on your own fundraisers or save up spare change. There are a number of ways to raise $225. If you’re having issues reaching this goal, feel free to reach out to our Director of Strategic Fundraising for some more tips.