The UDance student organization will be recognized for its philanthropic efforts at the Youth Service Challenge awards ceremony on May 13.

Youth service award

UDance to be recognized for excellence in youth service

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1:55 p.m., May 10, 2013--The UDance student organization at the University of Delaware will be recognized for its philanthropic efforts at the Youth Service Challenge awards ceremony, sponsored by Jefferson Awards for Public Service and the city of Newark.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, May 13, in the city council chamber of the Newark Municipal Building, 220 S. Main St. 

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Awards include recognition and prizes for overall achievement in a variety of categories as well as outstanding efforts within the Newark community. Winning projects must have been completed in the past six months and will be judged on creativity, impact and sustainability.

UDance has been nominated for its namesake annual 12-hour dance marathon, held at the Delaware Field House every March.

This year, UDance raised $551,051.61 for the Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation, funding childhood cancer research and providing assistance to families that have been affected by cancer across the nation. As the University’s largest student-run philanthropy, UDance has donated more than $1.4 million dollars since its formation in 2007.

More information on UDance can be found at the organization’s StUDent Central page

Article by Casey Impagliazzo

Photo by Evan Krape

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