For the second year in a row, the Cabrini community came together and surpassed its $10,000 fundraising goal for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during the Mitch Kline Cav-A-Thon.
On Saturday, March 23, from 6 to 10pm in the Nerney Field House, Cabrini students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families came out and danced their socks off to raise awareness and money for children with pediatric cancer.
Rylee and Jaxson, four-year-old ambassadors who have battled cancer, and their families were also in attendance. Rylee and Jaxson were presented with gifts and had a blast dancing with the Cabrini students.
Cav-a-Thon had everything from a live DJ to competitive games like Cornhole, Water Pong, and Spike Ball. There were also performances from Cabrini’s Cheer Team, Dance Team, Cavalier Dance Company, and iCavs Step Team.
The event was organized by Cabrini’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). The unofficial total raised was $13,174.79.
“Anytime you can set a goal and surpass it, then you have been successful,” said Jess Huda (‘01), Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation and SAAC advisor. “Our students did an amazing job from start to finish and the ultimate reward was seeing how much fun our two ambassadors, Rylee and Jaxson, had. They are the reason why we did what we did and it put a lot of things into perspective.”
“Over the past 2 years, we have been able to raise over $32,000, and we couldn’t have done it without those who donated,” she said. “So, a huge THANK YOU to everyone!!”
Cav-a-Thon was named after former Cabrini softball coach Mitch Kline, who passed away from cancer in September 2016.
Check out a recap video from the event.