This past weekend, members of TU-AMA participated in Temple’s tenth annual HootaThon, the first one back in person since the beginning of the pandemic. We were thrilled to come together and support the Miracle Network families and staff at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). HootaThon, in total, raised $19,306.93 and as an event, TU-AMA raised the most of any organization at $2,627. We will be continuing our fundraising efforts until the beginning of May. Our goal by the end of the fundraiser is $3,000, you can donate here now!
HootaThon is a fundraising dance marathon for CHOP, raising money to fund the hospital and children in need. In solidarity with the initiative and the children it serves, participants in HootaThon must remain standing for the duration of the event. Though tiring, any discomfort that participants experience during the dance marathon is a reminder of the importance of HootaThon’s goals and all that we stand for.
Throughout the day we had a chance to hear from families who have benefited from the Children's Miracle Network and their success stories within CHOP. This was inspiring and motivated us to keep pushing for donations to help provide more families with stories such as these. There was also a “morale dance” every few hours to keep us energized throughout the fundraiser considering standing for the full duration began to get tiring.