Big Red Thon

Dancing for a cure



To raise money for the kids at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital through a Dance Marathon at Cornell.

About the Event

Big Red Thon (BRT) is Cornell’s chapter of the nationwide collegiate Dance Marathon movement, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. BRT and PhiDE share the same fundraising partner: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. The annual dance marathon celebrates a year of raising money and awareness for these pediatric patients.


In recent years BRT has raised over $100,000 to help fund the child life program, the pediatric unmet needs fund, and the purchase of MRI goggles to help kids get the hospital comforts and childhood they deserve.


As a co-sponsor, PhiDE raised over $2,500 last year and contributed to funding the event, which 41 brothers attended. Our brothers serve as participants, liaisons, and executive board members for Big Red Thon, and are working hard to help us raise even more for its 5th year! 

2019’s fun-filled marathon will be held on November 9th on campus in Barton Hall. Register now by texting “BRT” to 51-555, or visiting our event page:


We dance for those who can't.