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What is Cav-A-Thon?

Posted on 3/15/2019 12:46:44 PM by Connor Tustin

As Cav-A-Thon 2019 quickly approaches, you may be wondering to yourself, what is Cav-A-Thon? 

Officially kicking off in 2018, Cav-A-Thon is a new annual student-organized event hosted by Cabrini’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee or SAAC for short. The event, inspired by the popular dance marathon at Penn State, THON, has worked its way into one of the many on-campus traditions at Cabrini. 

Each spring, SAAC organizes this dance marathon for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in. Leading up to the event, all those who register to participate sign-up to reach a specified fundraising goal to help benefit what the event is all about, dancing for the kids. 

All of the proceeds raised go to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the battle to fight pediatric cancer. 

As with most new events, the future is only getting brighter for this new Cabrini tradition. The Cav-A-Thon team looks to make this year's event even bigger than the past. 

Last year, over $19,000 was raised for CHOP and the student organization looks to build off of that success this spring. 

The 2019 iteration of the event will be held on March 23 starting at 6pm in the Nerney Fieldhouse at the Dixon Center.  It is not too late to register and join in on the night of dancing, games, food, and more! 

If you can't make it to the event but would like to help contribute to Cav-A-Thon and the efforts to help battle pediatric cancer, you can do so by visiting the official fundraising page - https://www.crowdrise.com/cavathon

Also, check out this recap video from last years event produced by Cabrini University's student-run news organization, The Loquitur: 

Video by Hope Daluisio