Wake n Shake

Intern C (’13) was busy yesterday covering the Wake n Shake kickoff.  Wake n Shake is a 12 hour dance marathon that benefits the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.  Wake n Shake will take place on March 23rd, and this is a wonderful way for your students and some friends to get together, dance their behinds off, and raise both awareness and money for cancer research.

I’d be willing to bet that nearly everyone on this campus has been touched by cancer – a parent or grandparent, friend or other family member.  Wake n Shake is a way to honor their fight and help work for  a cure.

The Wake ‘N Shake Dance Marathon at Wake Forest University is an annual 12-hour event benefiting the Brian Piccolo Cancer Drive. Wake Forest students stay awake and on their feet for the entire 12-hours to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Dancers participate in a variety of fun activities such as crazy games and competitions, a group line dance and enjoy entertainment by musicians, dance groups and other student and community organizations. Cancer survivors and families/friends of cancer victims inspire dancers by sharing their testimonies throughout the event. Dancers are faced with both mental and physical challenges in an effort to symbolize the obstacles faced by those diagnosed with cancer. Wake ‘n Shake was started by students in the spring of 2006 with 300 dancers raising over $48,000, and it has grown into a fun and worthy Wake Forest tradition.

The Wake and Shake kickoff was last night.  Football signs lead students up the stairs of Reynolda to the Magnolia Room where the Wake n Shake pre-event concert took place.  Students gathered in the Mag Room for five a cappella groups from campus to sign for a Wake n Shake benefit concert fundraiser.

The kickoff also included informational materials about Race for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

If your student wants to get involved with Wake n Shake, he/she can look for the signs on campus or contact the Volunteer Service Corps.

 

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