Candy (and) Cane’s

15 11 2011

Come visit us at the GSU Link this week (November 14-18) for a chance to win five meal coupons to Raising Cane’s! All you have to do is guess how many M&M’s are in the jar for $0.50!

RSVP on Facebook!

All proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and One Heartland.





Why don’t you “Like” us?

10 11 2011

Our Facebook has now been converted to a page! Make sure to spread the word and tell your friends to “like” us and keep updated on BUDM12.





Registration Open!

6 11 2011

Boston University Dance Marathon kicked off registration on November 3rd at its 150 Days Celebration, held at BU Central.

If you missed 150 Days, don’t fret–although you did miss a registration promo code, free food, and being serenaded by In Achord–you can register by clicking here and start raising money to benefit our two causes, One Heartland and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Don’t forget to follow us: @BUDanceMarathon, facebook.com/budancemarathon





BUDM12 Theme Hours

2 11 2011

The overall theme for Dance Marathon 2012 is “Center of AtTENtion,” but the question is- how will our dancers be entertained for this 18-hour dance-a-thon? Theme hours!

This year’s theme hours are:

  • Viva Las Vegas – What happens at DM, stays at DM
  • Club DM- All the party people get down on the floor with your brightest brights amidst the neon lights
  • Paparazzi – Dress as your favorite attention-getting celebrity and be ready to walk the red carpet
  • Peace, Love, DM –  Bell-bottoms, tye-dye, headbands, and over-sized peace signs
  • Greek Gods and Goddesses –  Zeus and Hera will be decked out in their finest togas and laurel head wreaths! 
  • The Morning After –  18 hours? What a rough night! It’s okay, DM won’t let you take that walk of shame: wear over-sized shirts and comfortable pajama bottoms
  • The Royal Wedding –  ‘Ello Gove’na! Cheerio! You’re invited to the biggest attention-getter of the year: The Royal Wedding theme hour!
  • Jungle Fever –  Monkey around and pick a costume filled with animal print, leaves, or loin clothes
  • Happy Birthday DM – Bring your pillows, stay in your pajamas, and get ready for a good ol’ fashioned slumber party to celebrate DM’s Big 10!
  • Save the Day with Dance Marathon –  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Dance Marathon! Wear you favorite super hero costume to help us save the day

DM12 will come sooner than you think (150 Days on November 3rd!), so start planning your costumes!





150 Days Celebration This Week!

1 11 2011

What is the 150 Days Celebration, you ask? It marks the official countdown until Dance Marathon and kicks off registration for BUDM12!

The 150 Days Celebration will be held Thursday, November 3rd at BU Central from 4pm-7pm. Besides the incentive of free food and entertainment, those who attend will also receive a promotional code to get a $5 registration discount!

Make sure to checkout our Facebook page and event as well as follow us on Twitter @BUDanceMarathon!





U.S. Budget Crisis, Cuts on Foreign Aid

15 10 2011

Due to the current budget crisis in the United States, lawmakers are turning to slashing foreign aid funds.

According to The New York Times, the foreign aid budget accounts for only one percent of overall federal spending; yet the suffering caused by these cuts is innumerable. The U.S. is essentially cutting off life support in Africa by decreasing food and medicine supply.

“Foreign assistance programs like the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria have improved the health of women and children,” said President and CEO of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Chip Lyons in a letter to get people involved. “Thanks to significant U.S. leadership and commitment.” However, this support may soon disappear.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation urges you to join the cause and tell Congress not to turn their backs on people living with AIDS.

 

 

Click here to learn more about the foundations Boston University Dance Marathon supports.





Can I Have Your AtTENtion, Please?

7 10 2011

At tonight’s meeting, the chairs discussed several themes for Dance Marathon 2012 and finally chose one! Are you ready?

Drumroll, please…

The DM12 theme is…

“Center of AtTENtion”!

This theme celebrates the 10th year anniversary of Dance Marathon as a campus-wide event and the largest fundraiser at Boston University! Come to our registration kick-off event, 150 Days, at BU Central on Thursday, November 3rd from 4pm-7pm!








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