Dear MizzouThon Family and visitors,
For over 10 years, MizzouThon has stood by our mission of ensuring that every child has the right to be a kid. We strive to provide emotional and financial support for pediatric patients and their families in mid-Missouri, treated at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This past year we completed our $1 million pledge to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that was named the MizzouThon NICU. We could not have accomplished this without the strength and support from everyone in our MizzouThon Family.
If you are unfamiliar with MizzouThon, we are the largest student-run philanthropy at the University of Missouri consisting of over 1,000 members. Our organization is a year-round endeavor, hosting many events including family events, a 5k, a tee-ball tournament, fundraising events, awareness events and our Main Event, which will take place on April 6, 2019. This past year was our 10 year anniversary in which we were able to raise $307,543.80. Over our 10 year history, we have raised a grand total of $1,615,388.21.
Everything we do is For The Kids. Our organization would not be where it is today without our incredible Miracle Families. They are the backbone of this movement. Seeing them so strong and positive is what drives us.
We’re so thankful for everyone in our MizzouThon Family, and we can’t wait to see what miracles we accomplish this year.
At the Dance Marathon Leadership Conference in July of 2017, MizzouThon was awarded Best Storytelling for celebrating our miracle in the sky, Tommy Veltrop, through an hour dedicated to him at the 2017 Main Event.
During this hour, Tommy's family shared his story, members were challenged to raise $12 to celebrate Tommy's twelfth birthday and took a moment to remember his life by holding up red (Tommy's favorite color) glow sticks. At the end of the hour, Tommy's fundraising total had surpassed $1,000 and joined the comma club.
We are so humbled to have received this award and will continue to celebrate the life of Tommy!