Annual ‘Dance Against Hunger’
Published: Friday, February 22, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 04:02
Tomorrow, students will perform, dance and raise money to fight hunger.
The annual “Dance Against Hunger” will be held at 6 p.m. in Milam Auditorium to benefit The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project is a global non-profit organization aiming for a “sustainable end to world hunger,” according to its website.
There will be a variety of cultural performances as well as facts surrounding the topics of hunger and poverty throughout the night. OSU students and groups of performers from Portland will add to the entertainment.
This event will use the money and funds raised to benefit The Hunger Project.
Volunteers will collect non-perishable foods to donate to the OSU Food Drive as well. Only positive things were said about what to expect from this event.
“People will not only see and experience a great show put on by amazing dancers, but this event is also used to raise money and awareness to fight against world hunger,” Lawrence Eng, OSU network analyst, said. “It is very meaningful and a great way to support this wonderful cause.”
Organizers promise attendees can expect exhilerating shows with a lot of charisma.
“[They can] expect to have a good time and to enjoy the high energy that this show has,” added Edward Pham, president of the OSU Hip Hop Student Association. “They will gain knowledge and awareness of our organization, FeelGood at OSU.”
This will be the fifth year this event has been put together. While there will be many similarities from past performances, there will be some differences.
This year, the event has a full agenda. The schedule includes solo acts coordinated with a disk jockey. Organizers are collaborating with the OSU Food Drive since the event occurs the same time as the drive this year. In the past, they have not been able to work with the food drive, Pham said.
“After [Dance Against Hunger], I want everyone to leave with the satisfaction [of] being entertained, but more importantly, spreading the awareness of hunger, that it is a pandemic and needs our attention. It is our responsibility as humans to put a stop to it,” said Tommy Nguyen, OSU student studying microbiology.
Tickets purchased before the event cost $5 and cost $8 at the door.
Hannah Johnson, news reporter