12-hour SalveTHON event to raise money for Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Salve Regina’s annual SalveTHON, the 12-hour dance marathon that raises money for Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, is set to run on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The University is encouraging all to come and help support an important cause.
SalveTHON is a part of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, a nationwide program that is made up of colleges all over the country working to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The program has raised $300,000,000 for children’s hospital since their start in 1991. Last year, SalveTHON raised a total of $21,405.99 throughout the 2021-22 academic year.
All money raised during the SalveTHON dance marathon helps pay for medical treatments, innovations at the hospital, new equipment and research.
“We come together as a community to help alleviate this stress for families at Hasbro, because we recognize that no family deserves the burden of childhood illness,” said Cassandra Cannon ’22, sponsorship and catering chair for SalveTHON.
The main 12-hour dance event on March 25 is just the peak of the fundraising activities this year. In the fall 2022 semester, SalveTHON hosted the Miracle Cup with the men’s soccer team, as well as a Hoops for Hope event with both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. This spring 2023, they will be bringing back the popular Pie a Professor event. The donation goal this year is $25,000, and Salve Regina is already more than 25% of the way there.
According to Cannon, the most rewarding thing about SalveTHON is that the University creates lasting relationships with families and their children who have been directly impacted by Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the donations that were raised through SalveTHON.
“This year at our SalveTHON event, we will have the most number of families participating since I’ve been a student at Salve,” Cannon explained. “We are a small school, and we get to know our families on a personal level, and we love how happy the kids are to see us throughout the year.”
Donations are welcome from the Salve Regina community on the day of the event, but people are also welcome to donate any time before SalveTHON as well. The Salve Regina community is also encouraged to participate in the 12-hour dance marathon on Saturday, March 25.
While there will be a lot of dancing, there will also be new activities every hour that help people stay on their feet and remain engaged for the entire 12 hours. The main point is to stay on one’s feet and never sit down in support of the families and children who are struggling, according to Cannon.
“The money we are raising helps allow children to live as normally as possible,” Cannon added.
For more information regarding the event, reach out to Cannon at email@example.com or direct messages to SalveTHON’s Instagram.