March 29, 2017

The Big Event is this weekend. THIS. WEEKEND. PEOPLE. After all of the mornings spent chalking the quad, the long nights of canning, and reaching out to everyone we know on our push days, we finally get to celebrate the miracles we have made alongside the kiddos that m...

March 29, 2017

As we all know, the biggest goal of IlliniThon is to raise money for St. John’s Children’s Hospital. But have you ever really thought about how that affects the kids there? How we impact the families?

That money doesn’t just provide objects, it provides comfort. It prov...

March 6, 2017

Hi IlliniThon!!! 
 
Hope y’all are well and getting PUMPED for the big event in less than a month already!!! It’s coming very fast and I know I’m really excited.  
 
AND SO ARE OUR AMAZING MIRACLE CHILDREN!!!!  
 
This week on the IlliniThon blog, I’m taking an inside...

March 6, 2017

When I first joined Illinithon I honestly did not know what to expect. I was a freshman who was a spring pledge at Chi Psi and our president at the time, Nick Havens, told me to sign up for this event that I had heard about, but didn’t actually know anything about. I s...

March 6, 2017

Dear other Big 10 rival schools hosting a Dance Marathon event this April,

I know under normal circumstances we would wish you the worst. We would want you to fail so it would ensure our success at Illinois in athletics and fanbase. But here I am sitting this letter, a...

March 6, 2017

    All my life I’ve loved to dance. Usually I just dance for fun with my friends, family, or even by myself sometimes when I was younger (maybe I still do from time to time). It’s something that is fun, energetic, and even gives me a workout if I do it for long enough...

February 6, 2017

When I tell people how much the Dance Marathon movement means to me, I usually never have enough words or phrases to express the impact it has on me. I live my life as happy as I can be, although just like any one of us, I sometimes tend to forget how lucky I am to be...

January 30, 2017

Dance Marathon has taught me a lot throughout my four years in college.  Whether it be the organization skills I had to force upon myself, the truth that there is no shame in asking for help, or the fact that cutting tulle for hours on end will bring you to the brink o...

December 30, 2016

5 IlliniThon Donation Tips

            The overarching goal of IlliniThon is to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Networks and our incredible miracle children. IlliniThon specifically raises money for St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and the children at...