On March 28 and 29, Rosen College’s first Knight-Thon team stood for 20 hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Knight-Thon, a dance marathon and fundraiser, is the university’s largest student-run philanthropy event and raised a total of $688,049 this year.

The Rosen College Miracle Makers raised awareness and funds for their team during the fall and spring semesters. Through individual fundraising, online donations, For The Kids Day, and a partial proceeds night and raffle at Señor Frogs, they raised a total of $2,296.

Each team participating in Knight-Thon is paired with a Miracle Child, a child whose life has been impacted by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Rosen College Miracle Makers were paired with Emma, who was born with multiple congenital heart defects. Emma underwent four open-heart surgeries at the Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Today, she is a healthy, happy nine-year-old.

The Rosen College Miracle Makers wish to thank the UCF Leadership Enhancement Program, Rosen College Peer Outreach Mentoring Program, Ms. Vanessa Cogswell and Dean Pizam for their support.

For more information on student involvement at Rosen College, please visit hospitality.ucf.edu/get-involved.