ROXBURY, NJ (February 16, 2022) – Rox-THON, one of the Roxbury High School service and philanthropic clubs is excited to get the green light to hold an in-person event this year on Friday, March 11 from 4:30-11:00 pm at Roxbury High School.
“Last year we planned for every scenario from inside to outside, how many hours we could hold the event, how many people were allowed to attend, and more, but we pushed through. This year we’re so hyped that we are having an indoor event,” stated Diego Sosa, President of Rox-THON.
Plans for the Circus Theme six-and-a-half-hour event are underway. Events for a Bounce House, Escape Room, Lip Sync contest and Volleyball Tournament are in place. DJs from Baseline Productions will provide hours of dancing and music, and the band Sonic Blume will perform.
“We’ve already completed the Line Dance to pump up the crowd and energize everyone,” said Kushi Bajaj, Morale Director who oversees the Line Dance and Decorations committee. “We are excited to teach it to everyone.”
Two Kick-Off School Assemblies showed the RHS students a snapshot of what to expect. Kurt Weber, History teacher and a fan favorite emcee, facilitated the assembly which included speaker Kelly Blanchette, Child Life Specialist from Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Rebecca Pietras’ dance classes, and a heartfelt and empathic speech from Dan Salyerds, music instructor and father of a survivor of pediatric cancer.
Snacks and dinner will be provided for all participants and cotton candy will be available for purchase.
“I’m not sure if I’m most excited for the cotton candy or taking pictures at the photo booth,” shared Nia Mullengada, vice president of the club. “As a senior I’m just glad that many of our activities are able to happen at Roxbury.”
Rox-THON has raised over $325,000 since 2014. The majority of the proceeds are gifted to Goryeb Children’s Hospital, at Morristown Medical Center which helps to improve care and financially assist families.
Rox-THON mirrors itself from Penn State’s THON that holds a 46 hour all standing event which continues to raise over 10 million dollars annually. The student-run event has been raising funds for cancer research and medical bills through Four Diamonds, an extension of Penn State Children’s Hospital since 1972.
Roxbury expects over 500 student participants in this year’s event, who are fundraising for a great cause. If you would like to make a donation, please click this link.
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