HuskyTHON raised money and hope For The Kids

By lauren brown • February 20, 2017 • 6:30 A.m.

Nearly 2,000 students made their way to the fieldhouse this Saturday for UConn’s annual fundraising event, HuskyTHON, and raised $836,174.52. HuskyTHON is an 18 hour dance marathon that raises money for the Connecticut Children Medical Center, which has changed the lives of children all across Connecticut. HuskyTHON is a yearlong fundraising event that has become a staple in UConn student life.

Participants gathered on the floor of the fieldhouse before the event started, enjoying their last opportunity to sit for the next 18 hours. The walls were lined with posters bearing the names of each team’s “miracle child,” who all arrived at the event around 6 p.m. Each child was met with a round of applause as they crossed the HuskyTHON stage with their families, reminding participants of why this event was so important.