ORLANDO, April 1, 2019—More than 1,200 UCF students participated in this past weekend’s Knight-Thon, a 20-hour dance marathon that culminates a year-long, university-sponsored fundraising campaign, benefitting Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Celebrating its 23rd year at UCF, this year’s Knight-Thon raised $1,288,360. Held annually at the CFE Arena, Knight-Thon is UCF’s largest student-run philanthropy. UCF students raise money throughout the year, through various fundraisers and personal appeals.
During Knight-thon, attendees are asked to remain on their feet throughout the event. The extended standing is designed to give participants a greater understanding of the mental and physical challenges faced by youth who are assisted by the Children’s Miracle Network. Students break into dance every hour on the hour.