UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG vs. pediatric cancer in weekend events

Photo of baseball players getting their heads shavedLast weekend, two big events at UNCG helped raise funds for the fight against children’s cancer.

–   UNCG’s Spartathon – a Saturday evening dancethon in Fleming Gym – raised approximately $1,200, the student government reports. About 1,100 students enjoyed the fun fundraiser. “All of the proceeds will be given to Brenner Children’s Hospital and go toward children recently diagnosed with pediatric cancer,” said Crystal Bayne, president of the UNCG Student Government. “There was great music, dancing and fun all night long!”

From glow sticks and glow in the dark jewelry to confetti cannons to the raffling of a 50-inch flat screen television, it was a memorable evening – for an excellent cause. “I think our students truly enjoyed the event! There was even a 9 foot Transformer/robot that danced and blew smoke out into the crowd.”

The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board.

–   At the end of Sunday’s baseball victory over Elon, UNCG Baseball raised $4,516 for the “Vs. Cancer Foundation.” Many of the Spartan players had their heads shaved – fans pledged money to see it happen. They lost a few locks and gained a lot of satisfaction knowing it was for a great cause.

UNCG cheerleader Amber Coe threw out the first pitch at the game. She was diagnosed with cancer as a high school student and was successfully treated at Brenner’s. “It’s great to see the students come together and raise money for such a great cause,” she said in a video promoting the event. “The Vs. Cancer Foundation does give a lot of money to the Brenner’s Children’s Foundation. And that’s great – helping those kids affected by cancer every day is so important.”

By Mike Harris

See UNCG Cheerleader Amber Coe tell her story, in a UNCG Athletics video clip.
See highlights of Sunday’s event, in a UNCG Athletics video clip.

Visual: scene from last year’s event at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.