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History of SHOCKERTHON
SHOCKERTHON, originally known as WSU Dance Marathon, was founded in 2011 and was started as a partnership between the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority on the WSU campus. SHOCKERTHON is a philanthropy event at Wichita State University that raises awareness of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Additionally, donations are collected throughout the year and presented at the annual 'SHOCKERTHON' event. At the event, hundreds of participants partake in a variety of events throughout the day with the mindset to stand 12 straight hours for children who cannot.
Today, this event is still presented by the men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, but the interest from the community has grown substantially. SHOCKERTHON’s executive committee has included members from a variety of student organizations including Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi sororities, Student Activities Council, Community Service Board, and HALO to name a few.
In the first four years, SHOCKERTHON raised over $280,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2016, SHOCKERTHON surpassed its goal by raising over $100,000.