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RockeTHON fundraiser brings in more than $23,000

In just 24 hours, RockeTHON participants raised $23,592 last month.

That amount blew away the fundraising goal of $16,000 as indicated by the #16k1Day social media campaign.

Dr. Kaye Patten made a donation for #16k1Day to Pie a Blue Key member, which was Alex Wisniewski.

Dr. Kaye Patten made a donation for #16k1Day to Pie a Blue Key member, which was Alex Wisniewski.

“It was honestly inspiring to see so many students and even University employees get involved with the campaign,” said Sean Reck, overall director of RockeTHON. “This large increase from last year’s one-day fundraiser to this year’s — about $10,000 — illustrates how much potential this dance marathon program has at this University.”

President Sharon L. Gaber, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Kaye Patten and Head Football Coach Jason Candle were among those who got involved with #16k1Day.

This fundraiser was one of many for RockeTHON to help reach the overall goal of $130,000.

“If the students, faculty, staff and community members continue to commit themselves to RockeTHON like they did February 18, we could witness some huge accomplishments worthy of national recognition,” Reck said.

RockeTHON’s final fundraising event, a 13-hour dance marathon, will take place Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Learn more about RockeTHON, join or donate at mercyrockethon.com.

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