September 13, 2011
by Betsy Chapman
For students who are looking to get involved on campus, volunteering is one great way to meet other people and work toward a cause in service to humanity (as our motto states). Right now, the WakeNShake team is seeking out Executive Committee members to plan WakeNShake 2012; interested students can complete the WakenShake Executive Committee Application online. Applications are due this Thursday, September 15.
Wake ‘N Shake is Wake Forest’s 12-hour dance marathon which benefits the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Wake Forest students will stay on their feet for up to twelve hours to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Impressively, Wake Forest students have raised over $1 million in Brian Piccolo’s name. (If you don’t know who Brian Piccolo is, here is a quick primer).
Even if your student isn’t ready to apply for an Executive Committee position on WakeNShake, remind him or her that this exists, and they can always be in touch with the committee to serve as a general volunteer. While WakeNShake won’t be held until the spring, interested students can get involved via the web site or contact the chairs as via the email addresses on the WakenShake Executive Committee Application.
And for those who want to see WakeNShake in action, Campus Life has posted this video recap on YouTube.
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.