UDance, the University of Delaware's largest student run philanthropy, has reported a busy fall semester that featured a number of well-supported events.

UDance fall events

UDance thanks campus community for support during busy fall semester

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8:21 a.m., Dec. 3, 2013--UDance, the University of Delaware’s largest student run philanthropy, has reported a busy fall semester that featured a number of well-supported events.

UDance hosted a ’90s themed flash mob, a hero holiday party, the inaugural Greatest of the Greeks competition, a flag football event and the Rave Run.

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Organization representatives said none of the events could have been possible without the help of the campus community. “UDance is a University-wide effort and we would not be able to achieve our goals without the support of the entire community. There is no UDance without ‘U,’” said co-executive coordinator Michael Smyth.

UDance, which will hold its annual dance marathon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Bob Carpenter Center, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer in support of the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. 

The events held so far this semester have placed UDance 25 percent closer to its overall fundraising goal for the 2013-14 academic year.

The organization’s mission has engaged a variety of groups, including several Greek organizations, athletic teams, honor societies, freshman residence halls, the UD Marching Band and alumni, all fighting toward a common goal.

The video above shows many of these people taking part in various events and fundraisers. 

“The commitment and generosity of the student body and community this past semester has inspired UDance to grow even stronger,” a representative said. “Like the executive board exclaims in the video, ‘For a smile, for a life, for a cure, for the kids.’”

Article by Mollie Berner

Video by Nicholas Prestipino

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