Wake 'N Shake was a great success, a special motivation, and a wonderful memory for many students. Over 1300 students participated throughout the day,and we had nearly 400 students on their feet for 12 hours. The dancing, game playing, group singing, team competitions, cancer survivor testimonies, pep talks from Coach Grobe and Provost Kersh and much more kept us going strong until 12 midnight. The closing ceremony was a fun and powerful experience for all who stayed until the end. And one of the many miracles from Wake 'N Shake was that over $125,700 was raised for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund to find a cure for this terrible disease. Here are some numbers that we are particularily proud of:
-$125,722.57 and counting raised
-382 people watched our Google+ Hangout of the dance marathon LIVE
-308 people texted PIC to 80077 which generated $3,080 in donations.
-358 12-hour participants
Thank you- dancers, donors, voluneers, students, faculty, staff, community members, businesses, parents, advisors, ect for your efforts. We are proud to say that we are one step closer to tackling cancer after Wake 'N Shake 2013
-2013 Executive Board
Breaking News from Wake ‘N Shake: Registration is in OVERTIME!
Have you been a fair-weather fan and forgotten to get your ticket? It’s almost game time and you don’t want to miss out on the big day!
Over 25% of the WFU community will be participating! Is it in you?
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2013 Student Speaker for Wake 'N Shake to be Karleigh Ash. She is a Junior at Wake Forest, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience. With this degree, she hopes to become a nurse practitioner. She is 21 years old and was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hogkin's lymphoma on July 3, 2012 and found out she was in remission in September of 2012. We can't wait to hear her full story on March 23rd!
Wake 'N Shake caught up with Karleigh this week to give you a sneak preview of her favorites:
What is your favorite dance move?
"Absolutely anything from Napoleon Dynamite's choreography"
What is your favorite song to dance to?
What is your favorite NFL team?
"The Baltimore Ravens"
What is your inspiration?
"The hope is we have so much to feel good about."
What is your dream vacation?
"Rio de Janeiro for Olympics 2016!"
Check out Wake 'N Shake's Flash Mob Dance performed at the Men's Basketball game against Miami on Saturday, February 23rd. Over 60 students dedicated many hours to learn this dance to shock the JOEL and market for WNS 2013.
Have you registerred for Wake 'N Shake yet? Registration closes Friday, March 8, 2013.
Dont wait, sign up today!
Wake 'N Shake Dance Marathon contributed over half of the $210K raised in 2012. Wake 'N Shake 2013 has set out to raise $130,000 this year through the combined effort from $1,300+ dancers. Help us reach our goal by signing up with us.
Pictured are: Dr. Nathan Hatch, Dr. John McConnell (CEO of the WF Medical Center), Cathy Pace (Chair of Regional Board of Cancer Center), Mrs. Hearn, and Brian Piccolo Cancer Drive student-leaders, John Allen Riggins, Clare Rizer, Aline Souza, Deven Griffin, Kate Cummings, Lucas Swenson, Emily Burniston & Laura Trollinger.
Go Brian Piccolo! Go Deacs!
As we look ahead towards the coming weeks, we take a moment to reflect on those who have inspired us to join the fight. Wake 'N Shake 2013 remembers the individuals we currently support, those we will support in the future and those we will forever honor in the fight against cancer.
This Wednesday, February 20th, Wake 'N Shake will be hosting a Benefit Concert Fundraiser in honor of former head volleyball coach Heather Kahl Holmes. Coach Holmes was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. She never missed a practice or game during the fall season, although she was going through chemotherapy all the while. Coach Holmes will be joining us for this special event which will be held in the Magnolia Room at Wake Forest University from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Chi Rho, Demon Divas, Innuendo, Minor Variation & Plead the Fifth, five Wake Forest a capella groups, will be performing at the event.
As a fundraiser dedicated to supporting those close to the Wake Forest community, Wake 'N Shake 2013 will be making a special donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of Coach Holmes.
Keep on dancing & keep on fighting - it's time to tackle cancer!
We hope you will partner with us in the coming weeks and encourage those around you to partner with us. Registration opens February 20, 2013!
-Wake 'N Shake Executive Board
WNS 2013 supports our Deacs this Saturday, February 16th, as they take on the Georgia Tech Hornets at 2pm in LJVM.
This is a special day for WNS and the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest will wear specially-made uniforms for its game against GA Tech.
The Demon Deacons will wear white uniforms with pink lettering and numbers, as well as specially-made pink and gray CP3 Nike shoes.
WNS will be presenting a check to WFU President Dr. Nathan Hatch and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center CEO Dr. John McConnell. Come out this Saturday, support the Deacs and find you how much $$ was raised for the BPCD this year!
Wake ‘N Shake Exec took a field trip to the Comprehensive Cancer Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC in order to learn more about cancer and what is being done to fight this terrible disease.
Co-Chairs: Emily Burniston, Lucas Swenson and Laura Trollinger
Campus Outreach: Kelly Chervin
Community Relations: Meghan Fallon and Jordan Schuler
Dancer Relations: Isabelle Ruane
Decorations: Caroline Angle and Annie Stockstill
Donations: Baley Pope and Lance Walker
Entertainment: Amanda Finney and Chelsea Kesty
Hospitality: Anna Williford and Anna Morten
Marketing: Lauren Williams and Connor DobbsMorale: Desaly Gonzalez, Liz Guerrieri and Tyre Pierce