Relay for Life 2013 is approaching in Gwinnett. And some North Gwinnett High students in Suwanee are getting creative in their fund-raising.
The students have worked up a dance called MORP ("prom" spelled backwards) as a fund-raiser for Relay for Life. The first version reportedly raised over $100,000 last year. The 2013 fund raiser was held recently, and $115,000 is the goal.
According to the North Gwinnett High newsletter:
The MORP is a backwards prom created by Relay students and advisors to raise money for our deserving cause! The students become the theme, wearing NEON and dancing the night away amongst laser lighting, fog machines, and intense sound! The MORP offers a unique experience not found at our annual Homecoming and Prom!
Also, according to the newsletter, a publicity campaign is being mounted to gain the attention of TV host Ellen DeGeneres. The newsletter says:
the NGHS Relay Team has written in to The Ellen Show about the MORP! She is looking for kids who do amazing things, and what is more amazing than raising over $100K for a CURE?! We need the North Gwinnett community to band together and get the word out to Ellen to "Do the MORP!" You can help by writing to Ellen about our inspiring Relay team at ellentv.com
The Gwinnett Relay for Life event will be May 11-12 at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville.
-- What do you think of the MORP dance? Do you have a Relay for Life fund-raiser? Share your reaction in the comments below.