Friday, March 31, 2023

RebelTHON Unites Students, Dance for ‘Those Who Can’t’


RebelTHON is still running strong in their race to raise money for the kids. The dance marathon, which will take place in April, has been holding fundraisers throughout the year and the most recent of these took place at Soulshine Pizza.

RebelTHON is just one of several dance marathons on college campuses across the nation that benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and sets its goal to “dance for those who can’t.” This year, proceeds will benefit Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, a change from previous two-year recipient Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Junior Ashley Quaglaroli is a part of the fundraising committee and chose to become involved with RebelTHON because she loves the Children’s Miracle Network and wanted to help them any way she could.

“It definitely has a big impact on the community because Blair E. Batson really needs donations,” she said.

Efforts to raise money this semester have included several T-shirt sales and fundraising spirit nights around Oxford. Some of these events have been in places such as Chick-fil-a and the Square’s Rooster’s Blues House and Soulshine Pizza. The event at Soulshine featured entertainment from Sam Mooney and pizza from the restaurant, all for a donation of $15. The event also featured a successful silent auction.

The RebelTHON fundraising season will culminate with a 12-hour dance marathon at the Jackson Avenue Center, beginning at 7 p.m. on April 11. The fundraising goal for this year’s event is $50,000 and the event has currently raised $4,423. Those wishing to donate may register to participate in the marathon or may contribute to cause on RebelTHON’s website.

Olivia Morgan is a staff reporter and can be reached at