Texas Tech University

RaiderThon to Host Upcoming Fundraiser Events

Cara Vandergriff

January 29, 2016

RaiderThon features a speaking engagement as well as its annual Dance Marathon this week to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at University Medical Center.


Texas Tech University's student-run philanthropy, RaiderThon, begins 2016 with two events in February benefitting the Children's Miracle Network at University Medical Center.

The first event, a speaking engagement titled "Because I Said I Would," will take place at 5:30 p.m Monday (Feb. 1) in room 100 of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. The discussion will feature Col. Parker Schenecker, a veteran and former employee of the United States Intelligence Community who joined the Because I Said I Would campaign after the deaths of his two children.

Because I Said I Would is a nonprofit social movement dedicated to the betterment of humanity and focuses on the importance of keeping promises to end suffering, establish peace and build happiness.

RaiderThon will host its fifth annual Dance Marathon from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) at the Texas Tech Recreation Center. This fundraising event also benefits the Children's Miracle Network by raising money and awareness with a gymnasium full of marathon dancers.

Participants can register for the Dance Marathon here. Registration fee includes a RaiderThon T-shirt, meals and access to the Dance Marathon event. Participants can also visit RaiderThon's website for fundraising tips.