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 Hospitals partner. 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 their Management Team of undergraduate student leaders work tirelessly to make each HuskyTHON is better than the last.
HuskyTHON has continued to dedicate their time, effort, and funds to making an impact on the lives of patients and families at Connecticut Children's for over 20 years. This year, HuskyTHON hopes to come back stronger than ever to make a difference in the lives of the more than 131,000 kids we cared for in the past year. Through virtual efforts and in-person events such as, can and bottle return drives, collecting outside local restaurants, and selling homemade items, UCONN students are continuously increasing their creativity level to raise funds needed to care for our patients when they need it the most. We can't wait to see what number they hold up at this year's event.
Nationally-Ranked Dance Marathon
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 $10 million for Connecticut Children’s, making it the largest fundraiser for the hospital. In 2022, HuskyTHON raised $1,340,670.38.