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UVM RALLYTHON surpasses fundraising goal

This weekend, University of Vermont students participated in the 3rd annual RALLYTHON. Cause connection hits close to home for these students as all the money they raised benefits the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington.

The event kicked off with a special message from Dr. Lewis First, Chief of Pediatrics at UVM Children’s Hospital. Dr. First was not able to be at the event but sent his thanks to the dancers, reiterated the importance of the funds they raise, and counted down to the start of the event.

Dr. First introduces RALLYTHON 2017

Halfway through the event, the students led a glow stick ceremony in which they asked people to raise a glow stick when they answered “yes” to a series of questions. Questions ranged from, “Has someone you know ever been treated at a CMN Hospital?” to “Are you participating in RALLYTHON to be part of something bigger than yourself?”

At the close of the event, RALLYTHON revealed a fundraising total of $76,079.74, surpassing their $65,000 goal. This represents a 35% increase from their 2016 total. In just three years, RALLYTHON has raised over $160,000 for UVM Children’s Hospital.

RALLYTHON raises $76,079.74 for UVM Children’s Hospital in its 3rd year.

Check out more of the action from this weekend by searching #RALLYTHON2017 on social media.