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For The Kids. That’s the mantra of BuckeyeThon, Ohio's largest student-run philanthropy organization for the children and families in the Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. BuckeyeThon’s Team Members participate, advocate, and fundraise for the Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Team Members culminate their year at a 24-hour Dance Marathon in the Ohio Union. This annual celebration is filled with music, games, and a red carpet for the BuckeyeThon Kids, those who have been treated for pediatric illnesses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to run down while thousands of students cheer them on. At the end of the Dance Marathon, students unveil the total amount raised throughout the year and 100% of that number is donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Over the past 20 years, BuckeyeThon has donated over $12.3 million and will not stop until there is a cure for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. This year, BuckeyeThon is once again committed to raising Millions of Miracles for the kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital.