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Campus Highlight: Rutgers University Dance Marathon

By February 18, 2013

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For this week's Campus Highlight, I'm aiming the spotlight on the annual Dance Marathon at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ).

The Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) is "an annual event in which students stand on their feet for 32 hours to raise money and awareness for The Embrace Kids Foundation, a non-profit which helps support the non-medical needs of kids with cancer and blood disorders." Talk about awesome, too: RUDM has been going on since 1974, is entirely student run, and, having raised over $3 million, is "the largest student run philanthropy in the state of New Jersey."

While the event isn't until April, much work is currently being done -- including tabling at Rutgers' Spirit Week this week -- to make sure the event runs smoothly. Keep up the good work, folks! This is definitely something to be proud of.

(Each Monday during the academic year, I feature a "Campus Highlight": a unique, interesting, and noteworthy student organization, program, or initiative that demonstrates the amazing things college students do each and every day across the country.)

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