Cooper Pell helps in fundraising effort
BURLINGTON- Cooper Pell, of Marlboro, along with 47 teams and over 800 participants, helped the University of Vermont’s sixth annual student-led fundraising event, Rallython, raise a record-breaking $140,813.29 for the UVM Children’s Hospital.
Rallython is a yearlong fundraiser which culminates in a 12-hour dance marathon, signifying the average length of a nurse’s shift at Vermont’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
During Rallython, which took place on Saturday, February 22, students heard stories from patient families treated at the UVM Children’s Hospital and engaged with champions - current and past patients of the hospital, while fundraising, participating in games, and dancing until the final reveal of their annual fundraising total.
Pell spent the year as a participant, gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness of Vermont’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, which treats and provides life-saving care to sick and injured kids in need.
By the conclusion of this year’s dance marathon, Cooper raised enough money to reach the
“Dancer Goal”’ given to participants who have fundraised between $100 and $249 over the course of the year.