For the first time in nine years, students of The Ohio State University who participated in this year’s BuckeyeThon broke the six-figure mark raising more than $100,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nearly 500 students danced the night and day away during the 14-hour dance marathon February 20 at the Recreation & Physical Activity Center on Ohio State’s campus.
Throughout the dance marathon, families of children who have been or are currently being treated at Nationwide Children’s shared their stories of struggle and triumph. Participants said that this provided encouragement and was a reminder of why they were there.
BuckeyeThon is organized by a student-run steering committee at Ohio State. It includes various fundraising events throughout the year and culminates with the 14-hour dance marathon. BuckeyeThon continues to accept donations throughout the year for the 2011 event. More information is available at buckeyethon.osu.edu.