Since 2008, we have worked with the MU Children's Hospital to support pediatric patients in mid-Missouri. In our inaugural year, we donated $13,500. In March of 2014, we hit $176,290.55, but our level of emotional support has never changed.
Last year, we kicked it up a notch.
In a bold gesture of support, MizzouThon signed a $1 million pledge to fund the renovation of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in mid-Missouri. We view this as a way of investing in the tiniest of patients. It is part of an effort to ensure a bright future for not only these small patients as individuals, but to ensure a bright future for our world, as these kids are our future leaders, educators, innovators and caretakers. In March 2015, MizzouThon raised $201,322.68, just over 1/5 of that 1 million donation.
This year, we've made some huge steps. We were able to raise an astounding $276,641.11 in 2016! Our dedication to the kids and their families is only growing and we're excited to see what this next year brings.
With the million dollar pledge, the MU Children’s hospital has generously named the wing the MizzouThon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Our NICU donation adds to a continued five-year pledge to support the hospital's TeleHealth Loving Care program, music therapy program, Cancer and Blood Disorders unit, and provide salaries for teachers who help hospitalized kids stay on top of their schoolwork.
MizzouThon is the largest student-run philanthropy at the University of Missouri. We work year-round to provide support, both financially and emotionally, to pediatric patients in mid-Missouri. We believe that every child deserves the right to be a kid.
Everything we do is FTK: For The Kids.
Our Main Event
Learn about our Main Event here.
Awards and honors
At the Dance Marathon Leadership Conference in July of 2013, MizzouThon (then Mizzou Dance Marathon) was awarded one of the most prestigious awards any Dance Marathon chapter can receive: the Ryan White Award for Overcoming Adversity.
This award is given to the Dance Marathon who has faced many changes and challenges, yet is still able to put on an extraordinary Main Event.
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Executive Board, Annie Bastida, Mahir Khan, Bari Bates, Jesse Day, Kate McIntyre, Alli Inglebright, and Steven Twidwell.