Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Dance Marathon?

Since 1991, Dance Marathon events have been happening across high school and university campuses. Dance Marathon began after a college student named Ryan White, from Indiana University, passed away from HIV/AIDS after given a bad blood transfusion. Promising to keep White’s memory alive, a group of his friends started the first ever Dance Marathon at Indiana University. Since then, over 150 schools have joined this movement. Dance Marathon is a 12-hour fundraising event to benefit Children’s Network Hospitals. For more than 170 pediatric hospitals, students join together to raise money for these hospitals. 

Can I still join VOLthon?

Yes! You are able to sign up until the day of the event. Once it has reached halfway through our main event, you will no longer be able to sign up. Registration fee is $25 which includes a t-shirt and food at the main event. 

Can I still join VOLthon if I'm not a part of Greek life?

Of course! VOLthon is open to all students on the University of Tennessee's campus. Create a team with friends, hall mates or any organization! Everyone is welcome. 

Where do my donations go?

All donations benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital. This year, our funds raised will go towards equipment such as beds, stretchers and cribs to be used across various departments of the hospital. 

What is a Donor Drive?

A Miracle Maker's fundraising portal is called a Donor Drive. This is a website where members can personalize their page to explain their donation goal, their reason for being involved in VOLthon, and a way to track personal and team fundraising. Potential donors are able to directly donate to VOLthon as an organization or a specific participant in VOLthon. 

Can I send a donation through Venmo?

Yes, you can venmo a donation @EastTNCHildren with the memo "VOLthon- your name."  

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