This is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a group that works towards finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and for helping those that have it get through life. CF is a disease that clogs the lungs with mucous, making it hard to breath.
What makes it so special to Bishop O'Connell High School is that a student (actually, the family had a couple of kids) had CF. She was an excellent athlete and everybody knew her. Because of CF, she of course had trouble in life. But like I said, she was an athelte and was very strong in fighting CF.
O'Connell HS started the Superdance because of her. The Superdance is a 12 hour dance (noon until midnight) that raises money for the CFF. Without SD, the CFF would have $2.8 million less than they do now. This year, tomorrow actually, we are hoping to raise over $200,000 to break the $3 million mark.
This year is the 32nd annual SuperDance. Since the year is 2007, we have a James Bond theme. Very cool.
This is a huge event. 16 committees made up of over 80 students, myself included, have been working since December on making SD a big success this year. We have 4-5 bands come in and DJ's to fill in the rest of the 12 hours.
Bands include: Pat McGee Band (Pat is a '91 alumni) Pat McGee at our 30th SD
And some local bands:
Crash Boom Bang
My Favorite Highway
So, what is the point of this blog? To tell you about SD, CF, and that you can help fight CF by donating. There is a link on the SD website where you can donate securly. (and I know some adults read this that have things such as credit cards...)
But I also just want to tell you that I'll be having an awesomely good time at a 12 hour dance tomorrow. (actually, I spent today setting up, and I'll be there tomorrow at 8:30 AM to about 2 AM, then we go to IHOP after!)