Soonerthon Raises Over $561,000 to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation
The 19th annual Soonerthon, presented by The University of Oklahoma Campus Activities Council and Love’s Travel Stops held on Saturday, March 7, raised a record-breaking $561,268 to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“This year was record breaking for Soonerthon; the official Dance Marathon of the University of Oklahoma. Due to the combined efforts of over 2,500 students we have catapulted to the top Dance Marathon in the Big 12 and the 8th largest Dance Marathon out of over 300 colleges across the nation,” said Jessica Freeman, Soonerthon chair. “We appreciate everyone who helped make this year such a success, and we cannot wait to continue striving for the kids.”
While nonstop dancing kept the students entertained, interaction and activities with Miracle Children kept them inspired. For 12 straight hours, students participated in a spirit tunnel, a Miracle Kid’s talent show, morale dance, children’s carnival and rave to name a few.
While the participants of Soonerthon strive to set record-breaking totals, they never lose sight of the true purpose of the event, which is to stand for kids who can’t. Soonerthon is able to raise awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and all the families of children who are impacted by life-threatening illnesses.