HootaThon has come to Temple! This dance and song marathon raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Here’s how Angela Thornton, Director of Morale and Hospitality, described the event: “Hootathon is a fundraiser for Child Life; through CHOP we raise money for cancer patients.”
This event put the spotlight on a variety of performers, from tap dancers to acapella groups, such as “Pitch, Please”. They belted out melodies like Sam Smith’s “HIM” and many others for excited audience members. Temple Tappers performed dance numbers and Temple’s Marching band also blasted some tunes.
Other available activities included stations for coloring and crafts, areas for games like cornhole, and standing in solidarity for eight hours. Thornton described the marathon as “really fun” and says that “if the kids can battle cancer, we can battle eight hours of not sitting down”.
HootaThon has reported that they were able to raise over $11,000 in pursuit of bettering these kids’ lives.