Gallery: Dubthon raises $45,000 for Duke Children’s Hospital

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

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On Saturday, Feb. 23, UNC Wilmington saw their third annual Dubthon, an eight hour dance marathon event for charity. The event was held by Pi Sigma Epsilon, a Professional Marketing and Sales Fraternity and Phi Mu, a sorority on campus, to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).

After eight hours, the volunteers, attendees and sponsors raised over $45,000 in proceeds that will be donated to Wilmington’s local miracle network hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital. The sorority and fraternity raised roughly $32,000 in 2017 and $54,000 in 2018.

CMNH marathon events like Dubthon are held at multiple universities throughout the year. Since 1991, the national organization has raised over $250 million for hospitals across the country.

UNCW students, faculty and community members gathered to help the cause. Local vendors from places such as Smoothie King, Beach Bagels, Krispy Kreme and Sweet n Savory brought food donations every hour. Meanwhile, performers such as the UNCW Swing Dance Club and the UNCW Dance team kept attendees engaged and moving. Additionally, attendees and event volunteers could choose their own song for a lip sync battle.