When a child gets sick, the last thing the family should have to worry about is medical bills. That's where Terp Thon comes in. 100% of our fundraising efforts goes directly to Children's National Medical Center. No family is turned away because of their inability to pay and parents can make their child's health and happiness top priorities.
Terp Thon is a student organization at the University of Maryland that raises money and awareness for Children's National Medical Center, in association with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals's, Dance Marathon program. With more than 150 students actively involved, and more than 1,000 students serving as fundraisers for the organization, it is one of the largest student organizations at the University of Maryland. Our year of fundraising culminates into a 12 hour dance marathon in the spring semester where we celebrate the year with a big dance party! Kids that have been treated at the hospital attend the event.
In Terp Thon's first year as a dance marathon program, more than $56,000 was raised, making it the most successful first-year program in the history of dance marathons nationwide!
The success continued into our second year where we raised more than $140,000. No other dance marathon program has ever reached six figures in their second (or third!) year prior to Terp Thon's existence. Terp Thon continued to break fundraising records in its third year, raising almost $270,000! We're excited to continue the tradition of breaking records while raising money for the amazing kids and their families at Children's National Medical Center!