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BuckeyeThon

BuckeyeThon

Originally posted by Melinda L. Lee

Author: Alpha Zeta/Wednesday, February 20, 2013/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

BuckeyeThon is Ohio State's student philanthropy that benefits the Hematology/Oncology Department of Nationwide Children's Hospital with the ultimate goal of ending childhood cancer. Nationwide Children's Hospital is Columbus, Ohio's Children's Miracle Network Hospital that will treat any child regardless of a family's ability to pay.  Each year they host a dance marathon at The Ohio State University to benefit their cause.  This year they raised over $600,000.00  The Alpha Zeta Townshend Chapter formed a team of dancers for the annual dance marathon.  Our group of six dancers raised $1,200.00 for the Children's Miracle Network and danced for 12 consecutive hours for the kids.  Participants first met with the children and their families who have been treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  We heard their powerful stories about their fight with pediatric cancer, inspiring us to stand up against pediatric cancer for twelve hours.  The rest of the night (and morning!) was spent dancing, playing games, and even getting our faces painted by the children.  The chapter benefited by witnessing and participating in such a powerful event.  The chapter decided to participate this year in order to become more involved at a university-level and to take part in a cause that impacts us all.  The chapter plans on participating next year and to form an even larger group of dancers.  A member of the chapter was designated our captain and was the liason between the Buckeyethon student organization and ours.  This member also motivated our team to reach our fundraising goal and did a phenomenol job.  Moreover, each dancer had to raise a minimum $100.00 to participate, but many members of our group raised far more than this.    
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