Teddi 33 a Huge Success for Camp Good Days
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 11:00 am
Over 400 dancers helped raise $51,962.03 for Camp Good Days at Teddi 33.
Last weekend, over 500 dancers and volunteers made their way to the Student Life Center at St. John Fisher College for the 33rd Annual Teddi Dance for Love. The Dance for Love, a 24-hour dance marathon, generated more than $51,000 for the Teddi Project at Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Named for Teddi Mervis, the inspiration for Camp Good Days, the Teddi Project provides the resources for the campers to attend special outings and trips, such as the Annual Florida Trip, during which children with cancer, ages 8-17, have the opportunity to experience firsthand the magic of Central Florida and the many theme parks.
This year's Dance for Love was dedicated to Ashley Nagel, a little girl who lost her battle with cancer at the age of five. Ashley's family attended the event, and her parents shared their love of their little girl, and appreciation with the students for remembering Ashley before they led the committee outside for the balloon launch in her honor.
"The Teddi Dance for Love is one of my favorite times of the year," said Gary Mervis, Chairman & Founder of Camp Good Days. "It is a time when you see firsthand the true meaning of love, hope, and giving. Each and every year, I continue to be amazed by the hard work, dedication and devotion displayed by the Teddi Committee, all of the participants, volunteers and supporters, and the whole St. John Fisher College community. As Teddi's dad, all those involved with the Teddi Dance for Love help to keep my daughter's spirit and memory alive. There are truly no words to express my gratitude for that special gift they give to me."