Variety show aids cancer center
A group of Greek houses raised about $1,000 last weekend in a charity event that featured lip-synchs, short skits and a live band.
Greeks Go Live, a programming event that benefitted the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, attracted more than 200 students to Webster Hall on Friday night for a dozen short performances by fraternity and sorority members.
The event was designed to help pay the cost of moving Norris Cotton Cancer Center, which is currently located in the old Mary Hitchcock Hospital on Maynard Street, to its new location in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
"We wanted to focus our energy on something other than parties and social life," said Michael Gardner '94, who helped organize the event, "and it ended up being hugely philanthropic."
Audience members watched as Greek system members danced, sang and performed silly tricks.
Gardner said the event raised $430 from admission charges and $600 from other organizations that helped sponsor the event, such as individual Greek houses and their governing councils.
The total take was "far more than we ever imagined," Gardner said.
Gardner, a brother in Zeta Psi fraternity, organized the event with Anne Jeffers '94, who is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Senior Editor Christopher Johnson contributed to this article.