Buckeyethon Raises $767,277.78 to Fight Childhood Cancer

By DJ Byrnes on February 16, 2014 at 10:32a

Woody Hayes once told Ohio State students to "Pay it forward," and on the weekend of what would have been his 101st birthday, Buckeye students are showing his lesson is alive and well in Columbus.

Meet Buckeyethon, and its premiere charity dance marathon in the country:

BuckeyeThon is the largest, student-run philanthropy at Ohio State. With an ultimate goal of ending childhood cancer, BuckeyeThon works to raise money to support the kids treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nationwide Children's Hospital is Columbus, Ohio's Children's Miracle Network Hospital and will treat any child regardless of a family's ability to pay. BuckeyeThon hosts events and activities throughout the year to raise money For The Kids. Its largest event is the annual Dance Marathon which brings together thousands of Buckeyes in The Ohio Union.

This weekend, OSU students raised over $700,000 for the Nationwide Children's Hospital:

Well struck to everyone who organized and participated in this event. Just shows you Ohio State is more than a college; it's a movement.

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