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UB Dance-athon to Benefit Gilda's Club

Release Date: April 4, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society will hold its first dance-athon from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. April 13-14 in the Student Union on the UB North (Amherst) Campus to benefit Gilda's Club Western New York.

The event is open to all members of the community age 18 and over.

As part of the Hawaiian-themed event, "Dance-athon 2002: Dancing for Gilda," participants will raise money from sponsors, with a grand prize being awarded to the dancer who brings in the most sponsorship money.

All forms of music will be featured, as well as ethnic dance performances, a silent auction and prize giveaways.

Gilda's Club, named for former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Gilda Radner, who died from ovarian cancer, provides free emotional and social support for cancer patients and their families through lectures, workshops and social events held in a homelike setting. The local chapter recently bought a house in which to hold its activities.

For more information, call 645-6469 and leave a message for a dance-athon committee member.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607
vidal@buffalo.edu