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BuckeyeThon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Ohio which raises funds and awareness for the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Students who support this organization work year-round to support the families and kids being treated at the hospital both emotionally and financially. Over the past 15 years, BuckeyeThon has raised over $8 million in service of their ultimate goal of ending pediatric cancer. As a program of the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University, BuckeyeThon engages thousands of students annually, fostering a spirit of philanthropy and uniting the Ohio State community to make a difference for the patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

BuckeyeThon is best known for its Dance Marathon, an annual celebration of the fundraising that Ohio State has done for the year in support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. OSU’s Dance Marathon is the largest dance marathon in the country, engaging over 5,000 Buckeyes each year! Learn more about BuckeyeThon's events and cause by clicking below.


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