Wake N’ Shake dance marathon to raise money for cancer research

Highlights

  • Wake N’ Shake, a student organized 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for cancer research, will take place on Saturday, March 23.
  • The event will be held in the Wake Forest Sutton Center from noon to midnight.
  • Last year, more than 1,400 students helped raise over $391,000 for the cause.

Wake N’ Shake, a student organized 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for cancer research, will take place on Saturday, March 23 in the Wake Forest Sutton Center from noon to midnight.

Wake N’ Shake began in 2006 to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Students independently organize, publicize and lead the event each year. Last year, more than 1,400 students participated in Wake N’ Shake, helping to raise over $391,000 for the cause.

Senior Kaela Griswold, one of the event’s three co-chairs, said, “Wake N’ Shake has allowed me to remember and honor those who I’ve personally lost from cancer and support my friends who have endured similar struggles.”

Student organizers say Wake N’ Shake is memorable and meaningful.

“A cancer survivor speaks each hour, so you never forget why you are dancing. The speeches remind each individual of his or her reason for being there and allows people to connect with a community fighting for the same cause,” said sophomore Lucy McLeod, who is helping with event marketing.

To learn more about or donate to Wake N’ Shake, click here.

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