Thursday, February 23, 2017
Annual HuskyTHON Raises Money for Miracle Network
Financial executive Michael (Mike) Vasaturo serves as the chief financial officer at New Haven Terminal in Connecticut. Michael Vasaturo has been involved in a number of charitable and community organizations, including the Children’s Miracle Network.
Established in 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network has raised over $5 million for its network of 170 hospitals in the United States and Canada. The organization pledges that every donation is applied to local hospitals to fund critical treatments and services for children who are in need.
The Miracle Network Dance Marathon is one of the organization’s most successful drives and has raised $150 million since 1991. Organized entirely by students, Dance Marathons are held in colleges, universities, and high schools across the United States and Canada. Students work together to gather donations and inspire fellow students to make an impact and support a cause that is bigger than themselves.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) holds the HuskyTHON, one of the network’s largest fundraisers every year. The student body joins together in a yearlong initiative that includes events such as the Miracle Walk, ZombieTHON, and ZumbaTHON. The largest event of the year is the Dance Marathon, where students join together for an 18-hour dancing extravaganza. Proceeds from HuskyTHON are given to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.