Office of Student Life

Team Members

We need YOU to fundraise for the 2025 BuckeyeThon Dance Marathon! Please join us in fundraising and Making Miracles at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

Team Members that register for the Dance Marathon enjoy full involvement in the movement through access to BuckeyeThon’s Signature Events, year-round engagement with the BuckeyeThon Kids and Families, the opportunity to attend our annual Dance Marathon and the ability to fundraise for kids with cancer and blood disorders.


Who are Team Members?

Team Members are Ohio State students, Columbus natives, or anyone who is committed to supporting the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders. These dedicated students are called to fundraise and attend events throughout the year benefiting kids being treated by the Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Every Team Member is invited to attend the Dance Marathon, where they dance and participate in activities for 12 hours!


What do Team Members do? 

Team Members make the miracles. They are the people who help raise the money that is donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital. They are the people who call their relatives, friends, and employers to receive donations that make the life of a child fighting pediatric cancer and blood disorders just a little bit easier. They are the people who come together to dance for a cure for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. And, most importantly, they are the people who make the BuckeyeThon a life-changing, transformative experience for one another and for every BuckeyeThon Kid.

For ideas on how to fundraise, visit the Fundraising Toolbox.


What Events Can I Attend? 

By registering, Team Members gain access to attend not only the 2025 Dance Marathon but also all other BuckeyeThon events throughout the year, such as Backyard Bash and the Fashion Show. Each event offers Team Members the unique opportunity to interact with the BuckeyeThon Families and to continue adding to their fundraising goals.

Further details about the Dance Marathon will be sent to registered Team Members closer to the event date.


Team Member Kick-Off

Our Team Member Kickoff event, Runway Rally, will be on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union! This event will be your introduction to BuckeyeThon and will give you a chance to learn about our Champion Families, get fundraising tips, and much more! While not required, we strongly encourage you to join us for Runway Rally and get excited for a year of fundraising! Please contact your Team Captain with any questions.

For more information on the Dance Marathon, check out the Dance Marathon page or the Frequently Asked Questions page. Email buckeyethon@osu.edu with any questions.