BobcaThon is an annual fundraiser at Ohio University that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Our mission, in conjunction with RMHC is to unite the OU community in a tradition that raises funds and awareness for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Founded in 2014, BobcaThon is a campus-wide cause. More than 800 Ohio University students, faculty, and alumni from 20+ on-campus organizations participated in the 2018 Dance Marathon and helped raise $100,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio through personal involvement and student organization participation.
The Ronald McDonald House is all about keeping families together during times of struggle. When a child has to stay at a hospital, their family can apply to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for free. This gives children direct access to their most important support system during the some of the hardest times of their lives, and that's why we support them.
The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio is the largest in the world, with nearly 120,000 square feet and 137 rooms that house more than 4,500 families every year. Volunteers provide home cooked meals and offer high quality facilities to visiting families, eliminating hours-long car rides or uncomfortable and expensive hotel stays.