MANSFIELD, Conn. — UConn students are continuing their tradition of raising money for those in need on HuskyTHON's annual Day of Strength.
Their goal is to raise $170,000 in one day -- Wednesday, February 12. The money is for the kids at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.
Officials say it's a contribution to the community's year-long effort to fundraise for the free-standing hospital.
Last year on Day on Strength, HuskyTHON was able to surpass their goal of raising $150,000 in one day. That amount allowed HuskyTHON to raise a record-breaking total of $1,328,402.19 in 2019.
According to officials, HuskyTHON became the largest donor to CCMC in 2018, when it first broke the the million dollar milestone.
Now, with the goal of beating last year’s total, Day of Strength participants are challenged to individually raise $100.
Officials wrote in a release that the entire UConn community is brought together by HuskyTHON and their goals would not be reached without the support of the entire state.
Students encourage CT residents to donate to the cause, as there is strength in numbers.
"Every donation, no matter how small, contributes to the mission to Brighten Tomorrow."
If you would like to contribute to the 2020 goal for the kids at CCMC, visit the HuskyTHON website and click "Donate."