Media Advisory: Wake ‘n Shake dance marathon

More than 1,000 dancers are signed up to participate in this year’s Wake ‘n Shake Dance Marathon to benefit the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund. The campus-wide event takes place Saturday, March 24, in the Reynolds Varsity Gym from noon to midnight. Participants will be on their feet for 12 hours—joining in a variety of activities from crazy games and competitions to a group line dance.

Musicians, dance groups, and student and community organizations provide entertainment during the marathon. Throughout the event, cancer survivors, and families and friends of cancer victims inspire dancers by sharing their testimonials. 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.


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