QTHON Dance Marathon Breaks More Records in 2018

Quinnipiac University students have raised the bar yet again for their support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. As organizers of the famed annual fundraising drive, QTHON, which culminates in a 10-hour dance marathon on campus, the students set a goal to raise $250,000 in 2018. On February 24, at the conclusion of their dance marathon, during which they entertained dozens of Connecticut Children’s patients, their siblings, and their families, the Quinnipiac students announced they had raised $265,431.79 – a record achievement for the university in Hamden.

From non-clinical resources to assist families in need to cutting-edge research and to the new Infusion and Dialysis Center – QTHON’s fundraising will play an essential role in the Medical Center’s ability to continue its mission to make Connecticut’s children the healthiest in the nation.

Throughout the past year, QTHON organizers engaged the student body and the local community to raise funds through friends and family, “canning” for donations at local businesses, corporate sponsorships, and smaller fundraising events in support of the exceptional care patients and their families receive at Connecticut Children’s.

At their dance marathon on February 24, Connecticut Children’s patients and their siblings were matched with Quinnipiac student groups and were able to dance, play games, create arts and crafts, and much more. A unique twist to this event is that the Quinnipiac dancers are not permitted to sit down for the entire 10-hours!

A huge thank you to the Quinnipiac University community who went above and beyond to make QTHON 2018 an overwhelming financial success and for providing Connecticut Children’s patients and their families everlasting memories!

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