By Amanda Hitchcock
The Springfield College Dance Marathon continues to raise awareness for childhood cancer and this past Thursday the organization hosted the “Bee Positive” event on the Administration Green. This event helped to raise money for childhood cancer research and treatment.
“The Bee Positive foundation financially assists them (children fighting cancer) and provides funds for childhood cancer research,” explained A.J. Gallagher
The event included Nora’s cupcake truck that had six different cupcakes. Three of their cupcakes were designed by children fighting cancer. These included Harry’s Funfetti Cupcake, Avery’s Cookie Dough Cupcake and Mahlai’s Coconut Lemon Berry Cupcake.
Along with picking up a free cupcake, students and faculty could help raise awareness by purchasing their very own succulent at the plant sale. The event raised almost $500 with plant sales alone.
Another activity held on the Admin Green was yard games. Students were able to play games such as corn hole with their friends.
“I loved the event… It was such a great day to see the campus fully active and it was nice to see everybody come out and get a cupcake or buy a succulent at the plant sale to donate to childhood cancer,” said Sarah McNicholas
The dance team has sponsored many events around campus including rock painting, the broom curling tournament on the ice skating rink, trivia night, Thanksgiving Dares and Childhood Cancer Awareness Night. May 1 is the Dance Marathon in-person celebration.
Make sure to follow them on Instagram @scdancemarathon to be informed about upcoming events.
Photo: Amanda Hitchcock