Dance Marathon is a movement that was founded at Indiana University in 1991 in memory of student Ryan White. Since Dance Marathon's founding, over 300 university campuses nationwide participate in this movement each year. In 2001, The University of Toledo joined the movement by organizing its first Dance Marathon, now known as RockeTHON (UTRT). Since then, RockeTHON has grown into one of The University of Toledo's wonderful traditions. The sole purpose is to raise money to support Children’s Miracle Network. Specifically, UTRT directly supports Toledo’s very own Mercy Children’s Hospital. UTRT is a student organized event that has a monumental impact on many lives each year. In the time it has been on the Toledo campus it has generated just over three quarters of a million dollars. Every year the number of participants continues to grow. UTRT is excited for all who make the decision to participate in this growing philanthropy tradition. It is an experience that, being a part of, will put a smile on your face the moment you step into Savage Arena.
|Children's Miracle Network|
Children’s Miracle Network “CMN”, is a non-profit organization that works throughout the country and offers assistance to those in great need. Since its founding, CMN has grown immensely. Some of the millions of children and families helped each year probably live in your very own community. Please visit CMN at http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/ for more information. Don’t forget, whether you donate time or money to UTRT or CMN, it's for the kids!