Dance event sets fund-raising record

Raising more than $8,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Stephanie Shaw’s Senior Project “Dance for a Cure” broke all previous fundraising records for the event. The event was held in the Florida Institute of Technology’s gym Sunday.

“It couldn’t have gone any smoother,” Shaw said. “We raised the most money we ever had for this event.”

Shaw said pre-selling tickets for $10 was advantageous.

“Selling the tickets ahead of time made it easier to get an estimate head count of how many people were going to attend,” she said.

Freshman Megan Ward said she enjoyed dancing for a cure.

“Even though it was hectic changing into different costumes for studio and dance team it was a lot of fun,” Ward said. “It was great knowing that I was helping by doing something I love.”

Freshman Kristina Youngson had a similar opinion.

“I was so excited to see the wide variety of talent that was brought together from all over the county,” Youngson said. “But most of all, I enjoyed watching all the people come together for a good cause.”

By Erin Sheridan