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Local students help raise $1.8M to fight childhood cancer with UDance

NEWARK, Del. -- UDance is the university's largest student-run philanthropy benefiting the Wilmington, Delaware based Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

In March, the organization celebrated a year's worth of fundraising during its 11th annual twelve-hour dance marathon. UDance is the fifth largest college dance marathon in the nation with over 2,000 student participants.

Throughout the academic year, students raised a total of more than $1.8 million. Funds provide financial assistance to families of children battling pediatric cancer and also fund cutting edge, life-saving research studies.

Area students who participated in the event include:

  • Lauren Graupman of Pittsford as a Moraler
  • Sara Roberts of Pittsford as a Dancer
  • Matthew Zink of Fairport as a Dancer