HuskyTHON Dance Marathon is the University of Connecticut’s largest student-run philanthropic event. Every spring, over one thousand UConn students and dozens of student organizations form teams and pledge to remain standing for 18 hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Over 150 schools across the country host Dance Marathons, collectively raising millions of dollars for CMN Hospitals in their local communities.

HuskyTHON History
In the 1990’s the UConn Greek community ran a Jail and Bail for the American Cancer Society for over five years. Over a 2-day period we consistently raised $15-20,000, and the last two years UConn’s was the second most successful campus-based Jail and Bail in the country. The American Cancer Society nationally made the decision to discontinue the J & B program. When J & B ended, UConn Greeks decided to get involved with dance marathons. UConn Greeks then approached Children’s Miracle Network who identified Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. The Husky Midnight Marathon (now called HuskyTHON) was first introduced to the UConn campus in the fall of 1999. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life continues to support HuskyTHON through advising and co-sponsorship.

Over the years, HuskyTHON has raised over $3 Million for CMN & Connecticut Children’s!

Past Donations
2016 $716,395
2015 $560,104
2014 $457,581
2013 $343,416
2012 $304,375
2011 $188,558
2010 $150,228
2009 $107,539
2008 $56,920
2007 $13,000
2006 $16,000
2005 $13,000
2004 $18,047
2003 $17,220
2002 $20,592
2001 $15,160
2000 $13,878

Contact the 2016 Co-Executive Directors:

The Co-Executive Directors serve as the backbone of HuskyTHON. They coordinate the efforts of the directors, oversee the management of the event, serve as the spokespersons, and work with the directors at meetings and other events.