Families bond and raise over $1,000 at fourth annual Teddi Trot

Runners at 4th annual Teddi Trot. Photo provided by Teddi Dance for Love Instagram Page
Runners at 4th annual Teddi Trot. Photo provided by Teddi Dance for Love Instagram Page

By Jake Allen, Managing Editor

Each year, family weekend is celebrated across campus with an array of events. One event in particular required some exercise in support of a notable cause, the Teddi Dance for Love.

The fourth annual Teddi Trot 5k Run and Fun Run was held on Oct. 28 and raised over $1,000 for the highly anticipated Teddi 36 Dance for Love.

Senior marketing major Emily Jeffries is Chair of the Teddi Dance for Love organization and advised 19 captains who were responsible for organizing the run.

“What makes this event unique is the ability to raise such a large amount of money in such a small period of time,” said Jeffries. “The whole event from start to finish took two hours and in those two hours we raised over $1,000. It honestly blows my mind. The generosity of people is so amazing and I am so thankful to be surrounded by such amazing, generous people in the St. John Fisher College community.”

With over 60 participants, the run gave Fisher families the opportunity to spend time together, see the campus from a unique perspective, and most importantly, help children and families within the community who are affected by cancer.

Shane Bloom and Lindsey Welch placed first in the 5k. Winners of the Fun Run were Erica Atkins and her parents, Sally and Mark Atkins.

Atkins, a committee member and finance captain, participated in the Fun Run with her parents and described the annual event as a nice opportunity to talk with her parents about Teddi and what it means to her.

The Teddi Dance for Love is a 24-hour dance marathon held annually during the month of February by students as a way to raise funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization that assists children diagnosed with cancer.

The committee encourages the community to sign up via their website to either dance or volunteer in February: https://teddi.sjfc.edu/forms/

If interested in donating or fundraising for the event, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/campgooddays/36th-annual-teddi-dance-for-love

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