Gorillathon raises $11K for Children's Miracle Network

  PSU
  Monday, April 3, 2017 2:00 AM
  Giving Back, News, Milestones

Pittsburg, KS

Gorillathon raises $11K for Children's Miracle Network

“And things did not get off to a good start,” said Bicknell, a plastics engineering technology major. “The first semester was just challenging in so many ways. It wasn’t going well.”

But just as the campus tulips bloom in the spring, so too did the Gorillathon fundraising efforts. By the time Saturday’s Dance Marathon ended, this year’s fundraising total was more than $11,000.

“It was unbelievable how many people stepped up to help,” Bicknell said. “It’s just amazing. I couldn’t be more excited. This is such a good cause.” 

Gorillathon is a student-led organization that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Pitt State is one of more than 350 universities nationwide that host a dance marathon to raise money for CMN Hospitals.

This year’s dance marathon took place Saturday, April 1 in the Robert W. Plaster Center.

“We had an amazing turnout, and I’m so proud of everyone who participated and helped us raise money,” Bicknell said. “We raised between $4,000 and $5,000 on Saturday alone. That’s just crazy. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that our efforts will help children who need care.” 

Bicknell said the money raised by Gorillathon supports the neonatal intensive care unit at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.


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