12-hour SalveTHON event will raise money for children’s hospital
Salve Regina’s annual SalveTHON is set to run on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., encouraging all to come and help support a significant cause.
All money raised during the 12-hour dance marathon goes to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. The hopes of SalveTHON is to help families pay for treatments, innovations for the hospital, new equipment, research and more.
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 of $300,000,000 for children’s hospital since their start in 1991.
“We stand for 10 hours because we stand for those who can’t,” said Ashley Cannata ’22, co-president for SalveTHON.
“During my first SalveTHON event, I met some of the miracle kids from the hospital, and I was able to make some really strong connections,” Connata explained. “There was a moment where they were able to share their stories and how SalveTHON … helped them through treatment.”
While fundraising happens continuously throughout the year, any member of the Salve Regina community can donate now or the day of the event. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to come participate in the marathon on Saturday, March 26.
“Something I think everyone should take away from SalveTHON is that even small contributions make a huge difference,” exclaimed Cannata.
The 12-hour event will be held in Ochre Court, shifting themes and activities hourly, filling every moment with something that keeps participants occupied and happy. The event ends with the Power Hour—the final hour where participants can dance the night away.
The Hasbro Children’s Hospital holds a dear place in the heart of the Salve Regina community, so all are encouraged to come out and dance on March 26. For more information regarding the event, reach out to Ashley Cannata, co-president of SalveTHON, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or direct message SalveTHON’s Instagram.
Featured photo is from SalveTHON in 2019, when the event raised $15,455 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.