OU students raise record breaking $318,711 to benefit sick Okla. children
NORMAN, Okla – The 18th annual Soonerthon, presented by The University of Oklahoma Campus Activities Council and Student Life held on Saturday, March 8, raised a record-breaking $318,711 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 2,000 students we have catapulted to the 13th largest Dance Marathon out of over 200 colleges across the nation,” said Sarah Campbell, 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.
Participants of Soonerthon strived 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.
Soonerthon is Oklahoma’s largest student-run philanthropic event and is the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts to benefit Oklahoma’s children.