-April 5, 2013-

This weekend on Saturday April 6, 2013 at 10:00am the Rutgers University Dance Marathon will kick off at the College Ave. Gym on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. The dance marathon will run for 32 hours straight where hundreds of participants from the Rutgers community, including some of the models from the 2013 Scarlet NJ project, will dance and participate in various activities until 6:00pm on Sunday April 7, 2013. This yearlong fundraising project that culminates over the weekend is a massive undertaking by the Rutgers student community to raise money and awareness for the incredible Embrace Kids Foundation. Last year the Rutgers University Dance Marathon raised over $442,000 and they hope to surpass that this year. (Click to learn more about the Embrace Kids Foundation)

As stated on their website, “Embrace Kids Foundation exists to help families whose children have cancer, sickle cell disease or other blood disorders. The foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the children and to relieving families of emotional and financial pressures. Embrace Kids supports families throughout the greater New Jersey area.”

The event is being sponsored and co-produced by Hurricane Productions of Red Bank, New Jersey. Be sure to check out their BLOG featuring many different ways to interact with the event even from the comfort of your living room.

Click to learn more about the Rutgers University Dance Marathon.