SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – About 30 staff members of Crossroads South Middle School put on their dancing shoes during a recent assembly to “whip” pediatric cancer.

The school was responding to a challenge from the Lee Road Elementary School in Long Island to film a video doing the “whip” dance and donate to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, battling pediatric cancer.

The organization mounting the challenge, Whip Pediatric Cancer, has raised more than $27,000 of its $30,000 goal for the fundraiser, according to the group’s website.

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In responding to the challenge, Crossroads staff put together a roughly five minute dance routine for the video.

That video generated more than 5,000 views after being shared on social media in the past three days.

According to the charity, more than 15,000 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer each year.

In the last 40 years, the survival rates have risen from just 10 percent to almost 80 percent overall, but some forms of cancer are not as good, according to the group.

The organization encourages donations directly to Sloan Kettering at 633 3rd Avenue, New York, New York 10017, to the attention of Andi Morris.

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