Mix Frozen Yogurt has partnered with UCF Knight-Thon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network, one of UCF’s most prominent philanthropies.
Every Wednesday this month, 10% of all proceeds at Mix Frozen yogurt will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network. Mix will also be hosting a Halloween Party on Sunday Oct 31st from 12pm-4pm, and 20% of the proceeds will go towards the cause.
The party will include Halloween-themed festivities such as face-painting, as well as a special appearance from Mix’s mascot, Yo-man.
Mix Frozen Yogurt opened in April, and is eager to get involved in the UCF area. “We like to give back- we want to be a positive force in the community. It’s not just about selling yogurt.” Ricky Ly said, marketing director of Mix.
Knight-Thon student director, Christina Vicari, says that Knight Thon jumped at the opportunity to partner with Mix when Ly contacted the organization and offered to host the fundraiser.
“It’s a really great way to combine grabbing some FroYo with your friends and raising money for the kids.” Vicari said.
Children’s Miracle Network raises funds and awareness for children’s hospital throughout North America. According to their website, Children’s Miracle Network saves approximately 17 million lives per year through charitable care to children of various ages and backgrounds. This is made possible due to donations by organizations such as Knight Thon.
Knight Thon’s primary fundraiser is their annual 15 hour dancing marathon, also benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. Up until the marathon, which is scheduled for this upcoming February, Knight Thon will continue to raise funds by partnering with businesses like Mix.
“We are hoping to continue on the growing path and raise $80,000 for the kids. Two years ago we jumped from $20,000 to $52,000 and last year we raised $65,000.” Vicari said. “I know we can continue on this path.”
Come out to Mix Frozen Yogurt this Wednesday, located on the corner of Alafaya Trail and Colonial Drive, to support Knight Thon and Children’s Miracle network.