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Frogathon: How TCU students give back

Bri Gervais pictured at Frogathon 2022 with Superfrog in the TCU Commons. (Photo courtesy of Bri Gervais)

For the past year, students of TCU Frogathon have been fundraising for Fort Worth’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Cook Children’s Medical Center. On March 23, 2024, their biggest event of the year takes place.

The top three teams of Frogathon 2024. (Alexandra Smith)

This Saturday in the TCU Commons, eight teams of students will raise critical funds needed by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to make a difference for kids and their families.  

Bri Gervais, a senior nursing major, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer at 14 years old and treated at Cook Children’s Hospital, is one of the top fundraisers for TCU Frogathon.  

“It was such a scary experience, but Cook Children’s made me feel so comfortable, supported and entertained when I was in the hospital,” Gervais said. 

During her time in the hospital, Gervais was given endless amounts of art supplies, encouraging love from therapy dogs, and innovative treatments due to fundraising organizations such as TCU Frogathon.

Gervais at Frogathon 2021, located on TCU’s campus. (Photo courtesy of Bri Gervais) 

“Frogathon’s fundraising efforts directly help the patients at Cook Children’s, I was able to give back to the hospital that gave so much to me,” Gervais said.   

Some of the top donor teams from TCU consist of TCU Phi Mu, Frogathon Board and All Committee 2024.  

TCU Phi Mu’s philanthropy is Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and supports 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide.  

Kelli Ruth, a senior Phi Mu member and child development major, has participated in Frogathon for the past three years. Ruth was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer during childhood and treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  

“Being able to participate in Frogathon allows me to hear other’s stories, share my own and connect with others as well as give back,” Ruth said.  

At the big event, Frogathon, celebrations for the past year’s hard work commence in the TCU Commons as families join for a celebration of food, music, dancing, fun and the final ceremony which revels the total raised.  

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