Medill sophomore Kelsey Adams and Communication senior Ethan Levine-Weinberg have been selected to serve as emcees of the 2014 installment of Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM). They are tasked with keeping hundreds of student dancers and volunteers energized throughout the inspiring 30-hour dance party, taking place March 7-9.

 

Both said they are extremely excited to be the faces of one of the country’s largest student-organized philanthropic efforts and to lead one of Northwestern’s biggest events of the year. This year’s marathon is particularly exciting, as it marks the 40th anniversary of NUDM.

 

Organizers announced Team Joseph as its primary beneficiary this past May. Team Joseph aims to fund cutting-edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchene muscular dystrophy. This is the first time in NUDM history that the primary beneficiary is an organization fighting Duchene. NUDM is also supporting the Evanston Community Foundation as its secondary beneficiary for the 17th consecutive year.

 

Learn more about Dance Marathon.