‘Dance Against Hunger’ draws support with live entertainment
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013 01:02
Over 1 billion people in the world don’t have enough food and 1.3 billion people in developing countries live on only $1.25 per day. On Saturday, in the Milam auditorium, “Dance Against Hunger” helped raise money for this cause.
The FeelGood program worked together with the food drive and the Hunger Project. The Hunger Project is a non-profitable organization dedicated to working and helping to put an end to hunger.
A large range of dance performances of many different ages and backgrounds performed. The students performing did so either as a group, or as individuals, and each of the dances were unique in their own way.
“I liked to see the younger performers dance for a positive cause,” said Edward Pham, president of the Hip Hop Student Association. “It was nice to see the different styles of dances as well as what the new generations of dancers had to offer.”
This event was not just for the support of dance performances, but also for the support of a good cause to help fight against the hunger issue.
“It’s great that everyone’s supporting us for our cause,” said Carmen Chan, microbiology student and event organizer. “One thing that was different was that we brought back collecting cans of food or non-perishable food for the food drive. I was surprised and pleased that people knew that we were doing that again.”
Others noticed the large amount of support from campus groups.
“I liked working closely with the other officers, peers, and especially the community,” said Abigail Delgato, a student in general science.
“It was nice to have a ton of support from many different organizations.”
The Dance Against Hunger team came across some obstacles with the event.
“A challenge we had with putting together this event was the lack of members who we were able to work with,” Pham said. “When it was crunch time we had to rush around to get stuff together, but in the end we were able to balance it all out successfully.”
Delgato noted publicity as another challenge in coordinating the event.
“One challenge was advertising. A lot of people are new to this organization so we all had to go around to other communities outside of OSU to recruit more dancers and performers,” Delgato said.
After a night of performances, it was evident all the work paid off and left the audience wanting more.
Hannah Johnson, news reporter