Students will rush into the CFE arena Saturday afternoon with hearts full of excitement, motivation and miracle-making for the University of Central Florida’s twentieth Knight-Thon.

Knight-Thon is a dance marathon benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. This year, student teams will stand for 20 hours in hopes to raise $820,000 dollars.


Over 1,500 students will participate in the dance marathon in celebration for the money they have fundraised throughout the year.

“The success of Knight-Thon 2015 left our campus with a passion in their hearts and the desire to continue fighting for the kids,” said Knight-Thon’s Student Director, Nicole Ramirez in a release. “Our stand this year will not only celebrate the efforts of those currently involved, but will also celebrate the efforts made by students in the first 19 years; the efforts that have shaped this program and made it the tradition and success it is today.”

Knight-Thon kicks off April 2 at 2 p.m. and lasts until April 3 at noon.

Those who wish to contribute to the event may visit during specific visiting hours for a donation.

The following visiting hours are made to resemble hospital visiting hours:
First visitor hour: 7—9 p.m.
Second visitor hour: 10 p.m.—2 a.m.
Third visitor hour: 4—6 a.m.
Fourth visitor hour: 9 a.m.— noon.

Last year’s Knight-Thon raised a total $688,049.19 for Shands Children’s Hospital and the Arnold Palmer Medical Center. The release said this made Knight-Thon the seventh largest Miracle Network Dance Marathon in the nation.

For more information on Knight-Thon, be sure to like the event on Facebook, follow it on Instagram and Twitter or visit the official website.