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Week of Why: October 5-10, 2020

State A Thon will be hosting their inaugural “Week of Why” this week. During this week the State A Thon student organization is focused on raising awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and the dance marathon program on campus. They have a variety of events and social media activities planned for this week.

Monday, 10/5: National Child Health Day 

The group will be hosting a Doggy Date Night from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the East Side of the Union and the VBR and University Student Union. At this event, visitors will learn the important role service animals play for miracle children.

Cubby’s Tip Night, starting at 6:00 p.m. Dine in or take out everyone’s favorite food in Brookings. From 6:00p to close, Cubby’s will be donating a portion of every meal to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).

Tuesday, 10/6: 

The organization will be focused on getting 100 participants to sign up on this day. The Executive board will be tabling on the west side of the Union from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Wednesday, 10/7: 

Why I Dance Wednesday - Everyone has their own personal reason for why they dance, share yours on social media and tag @sdsustateathon to be entered to win a prize! The group will also be hosting a Car Smash Fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the West Side of the Union. Donations all go towards CMN!

Thursday, 10/8: 

10K in a DAY: State A Thon’s goal is to raise $10,000 in 24 hours FOR THE KIDS! Be on the lookout for awesome prizes and incentives throughout the day! Online gifts can be directed to State A Thon at:

Friday, 10/9: 

This day, we will focus on saying thank you to everyone who helped us have a successful week!  

Saturday, 10/10: 

As this was the original date for the SDSU vs. USD football game, SDSU’s State A Thon program will be going head-to-head with USD’s Dakotathon program in a social media football-fundraising effort. Watch State A Thon’s social media and SDSU Football’s social media on how you can help us raise more money and “win the game” for the kids!

How you can help!

You can help by donating, spreading the word, or sending well wishes to the board this week. State A Thon’s fundraising efforts will culminate in April 2021 for the year. Help these students changes kids health to change the future. Follow along this week on Instagram at @sdsustateathon, on Facebook at “SDSU State A Thon”, and on Tik Tok @stateathon to stay up to date with Week of Why happenings!

What is State A Thon?

State A Thon is a part of a nationwide movement called Dance Marathon. Over 300 campuses across the US work to raise money for Children's Miracle Network. All the money we raise goes to the Sanford Children's Castle of Care in Sioux Falls to support children of this area. We host small fundraisers year round, leading up to a big celebration on April 10, 2021. The celebration is a 12-hour dance marathon. As a dancer, you will get to spend the whole day with a "miracle family" in a small group. We play fun games, like human foosball, relay races, lip sync battles, etc. We do some dancing, but no dancing skills are required. Dancers also have a very minimal commitment. We require each dancer to raise only $50 total, which gets you two free meals, snacks, a t-shirt, and access to the entire day. The more you raise,the more you get, as dancers receive incentives for hitting the next fundraising level. State A Thon is the extremely fun, rewarding and is the easiest way to give back to your local community. Dancing truly can save lives; Join our movement today!

Click here to learn more about State A Thon.