IlliniThon is a year-long fundraising organization benefiting St. John's Children's Hospital of Springfield, Illinois that culminates in a 12-hour student-run Dance Marathon every spring. Throughout the duration of the year, IlliniThon hosts events on campus and throughout the cities of Urbana-Champaign that engage students at University of Illinois and families that are being treated at St. John's Children's Hospital.





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It is my privilege and honor to welcome you to the official website of IlliniThon, the Miracle Network Dance Marathon program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. IlliniThon is a year-long movement which raises funds and awareness for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. We work throughout the year so that the kids have the best medical care available and to help create a tomorrow free of pediatric illness and injury. For 9 years now, thousands of students have come together as one generation fighting for the next, making IlliniThon the largest philanthropic student organization on campus. While our year-long efforts culminate with a 12-hour no-sitting, no- sleeping dance marathon each March, IlliniThon's impact reaches well beyond these 12 hours and touches the lives of children and families every day of the year. 


What IlliniThon is able to do for the children and families at St. John's Children's Hospital is solely because of the generous students, donors, sponsors, alumni, and volunteers like you. In 2019-2020, IlliniThon raised $222,143.20 For The Kids, adding to our total of more than a million dollars raised in the past nine years for our sole beneficiary, HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. This money will go on to make a difference in many lives, however, the relationships formed between students, children, and families have proven to transcend any monetary amount. I encourage you to take a look around our website and contact us with any questions you may have. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Together, we can better the life of every child in Illinois.


On behalf of IlliniThon and the families we serve, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.


Kids Can't Wait,

Sarah Brom

IlliniThon President

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