Running Club had its first BuckeyeThon experience last Friday and Saturday at the Ohio Union.
Members of Running Club have been known to run in many marathons, but this year the club participated in a 24-hour dance marathon for the first time and it was one of the club’s most memorable experiences at Ohio State.
Senior, Morgan Crouse was the club’s team captain and helped organize the team, provide information for all the members and boosted the team morale.
BuckeyeThon, Ohio State’s largest, student-run philanthropy took place in the Ohio Union on Feb. 6-7th. Each dancer was required to race at least $100 in order to participate in the dance marathon and it was recommended that each dancer should raise at least $250 in hopes of reach the one goal of $1,000,000 to support the kids treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is Columbus, Ohio’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and will treat any child regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Running Club’s team split into two shifts with the first shift starting at 8PM on Friday, February 6th. Each shift consisted of 12 hours of dancing, fun, and games!
Through fundraising efforts, such as going Canning in neighborhoods in Upper Arlington and also asking friends and family for donations, Running Club was able to raise $3,411.03 For The Kids! Our roster consisted of 20+ members who made donations to the team. Most of the dancers were participating in BuckeyeThon for their very first time.
Running Club is thankful to have been a part of a very impactful event that will help save many lives. Our former Running Club president, Erica Kelly, had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and our club supported her during her battle with cancer. Fortunately, she can now say that she is cancer free! Running Club danced for even more miracles.
We are so happy that BuckeyeThon raised a grand total of $1,231,290.11 For The Kids!