The dance craze around campus known as LoboTHON is set to take place Saturday, March 3 beginning at 12 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB).

The 5th annual dance marathon, a fundraiser for the UNM Children’s Hospital, is looking to raise $66,000 for kids treated at the hospital. Food, dancing, games, dancing, fun and more dancing are all part of the dance marathon. Additionally, attendees will get the opportunity to meet some Miracle Families.

Also as part of the event, UNM President Chaouki Abdallah has agreed to host another Chaouki Challenge to raise additional funds. Last year, on UNM’s 128th birthday, UNM students, faculty and staff completed the first Chaouki Challenge, by fundraising over $2,500 to benefit UNM Children’s Hospital.

“This year, I have another Chaouki Challenge to help LoboTHON reach its goal of raising $66,000 for the 66,000 children treated annually at UNM Children’s Hospital,” said Abdallah.

If UNM students, faculty and staff raise $2,200 on Wednesday, in honor of Abdallah’s recent appointment as UNM’s 22nd President and the University’s 129th birthday, he will invite Miracle Child, Nieves Garcia, to dump a bucket of confetti on his head in celebration of his presidential term.

UNM faculty and staff – every tax-deductible $15 donation will result in a raffle entry for a $75 Massage Envy gift card. Why $15? Fifteen percent of treatment care at UNM Children’s Hospital is uncompensated, meaning the hospital and affected families are unable to pay this amount. 

For more information about this year’s LoboTHON, visit their Facebook page.

Visit LoboTHON to register for the event.