HAPPY FEET! Dance marathon raises over $41k for cancer research

10959983_1607585302794075_2219656370251541175_oFordham students turned dancing feet into dollar signs — for 12 hours straight — this weekend.

The second annual Fordham Dance Marathon, which lasted all day Saturday (literally, 11 am to 11 pm), raised over $41,000 for cancer research — more than $10,000 more than last year’s impressive total.

The money went toward the B+ Foundation, which funds research into pediatric cancer.

Residence halls formed teams to fundraise for the event. Alumni Court South raised the most money, taking in over $7,700.

CJ Cacace, president of RHA and one of the organizers of the event, credits the large donation pool to similar mission statements between Fordham and the B+ Foundation.

“Seeing our final fundraising total reconfirmed to me just how dedicated everyone was to the cause,” Cacace told Fordham Daily. “I’m very excited to see this become a Fordham tradition.”

The event included performances from the Satin Dolls, Fordham Stand-Up, Expressions and T.O.P. It also included a pie-eating contest, thanks to Jogues Hall.