Fordham 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.