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 that works year-round to raise money and awareness for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C; while instilling the importance of service and philanthropic work among the University community. Terp Thon’s year-round efforts culminate in a 12-hour Dance Marathon that unites student organizations, university departments, small and large businesses, and a culturally diverse student population, all in support of the patients and families at Children’s National. Terp Thon gathers the strongest student and faculty leaders across campus to build students’ affinity to philanthropy and the University through partnerships, passion, team work, and professional development.
In Terp Thon's first year as a dance marathon program, $53,394.18 was raised making it the most successful first-year program, at that time, in the history of Dance Marathons nationwide!
The success continued into our second year where we raised $138,629.44. 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 $268,027.49! Last year, Terp Thon set the record for a fourth year Dance Marathon by raising $306,735.45! We are excited to continue the tradition of breaking records while raising money for the amazing kids and their families at Children's National Medical Center!