Today’s Daily Deac is a guest post from Colin Johnson (’16), Chair of Wake ‘N Shake.
The disease of cancer has touched many of our lives in painful and tragic ways. Here at Wake Forest, we are seeking to find a cure for cancer through a somewhat alternative method. Wake ‘N Shake is our very own twelve-hour dance marathon, and Wake Forest’s largest student philanthropy event of the entire year!
After 10 years of students dancing to find a cure, Wake ‘N Shake’s eleventh anniversary is taking place Saturday, March 19 from noon to midnight in Reynolds Varsity Gym. Entirely student-led from its inception in 2006, cumulatively we have raised over $900,000 during the first ten years for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, which directly supports the world class research at the WFU Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year it is our goal to further this total by over $225,000, and additionally have more than 1,400 of the undergrad students participate.
We have a great leadership team of over 25 students, and well over 100 committee members assisting in the planning and execution of this signature event – not to mention the huge crowd of students that come for an awesome day of dancing and celebrating life in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.