Students from across campus came together Saturday to “stand for children who cannot stand for themselves.”
That is the motto of the Texas THON, an annual campus fundraiser benefiting the patients of the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The event involved student volunteers who remained active on two legs for 12 straight hours as they participated in various themed activities. This year’s theme was reality TV, and events included a “Jersey Shore” contest, a pretend NASCAR race and a ballroom dancing lesson. The event raised $50,839.51, a campus record.
The Texas THON is a part of a similar network of events taking place on campuses nationwide to benefit hospitals that are part of The Children’s Miracle Network.
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