As the winter weather (slowly, but surely) approaches, it’s time again for Penn State alumni THON event season. The first (of many) events this year is Dance for a Cure (D4aC).
Led by Liz Gerancher (’10), who considers D4aC her “baby,” as well as Chris Bogen (’91) and Lori Kapes (’08), the event is happening on Saturday, January 16th from 7pm until 1am at Mixx Nightclub & Sports Bar in Allentown, PA.
As is true with most THON events, there’s but one rule – dance! At D4AC, there will be instructors teaching a different kind of dance every hour throughout the event, including salsa, hip-hop, and country line dancing.
“You won’t find another event where you can get so much in one night,” says Gerancher.
In addition to the dancing, for the price of $20 ($25 at the door), attendees will also get to participate in a silent auction, bowling, pictures with the Nittany Lion, and a buffet.
As a student, Gerancher was the THON Chair of Penn State Lehigh Valley, a student advisor, and danced for PSU LV as a junior. She has stayed involved with THON through this event that has been given the Fundraiser of the Year award from DMAIG.
“I think my favorite part of staying involved with THON after graduation is that I can help the students,” she says. “It’s so fun to be involved in their fundraising events and to help out if they need advice or input from the alumni.”
As for what she’s looking forward to at this year’s D4AC, she excitedly claimed, “country line dancing, because I missed it last year!”
To buy tickets for Dance For a Cure, click here, and check out their Twitter here. For more information, you can contact Liz Gerancher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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