NEWARK, DE -- UDance, the University of Delaware's largest student-run philanthropy benefiting the Wilmington, Delaware-based Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, celebrated a year's worth of fundraising during its 11th annual 12-hour dance marathon. UDance is the fifth largest college dance marathon in the nation with over 2,000 student participants.

Throughout the academic year, Delaware students raised a total of more than $1.8 million. Funds provide financial assistance to families of children battling pediatric cancer and also fund cutting edge, life-saving research studies. Area students who participated in the effort include:

  • Jacqueline Fabricatore of Scotch Plains
  • Emily Koprowski of Scotch Plains
  • Eduardo Arocha of Fanwood
  • Justin Kaufman of Scotch Plains
  • Samuel Bebout of Fanwood
  • Ally Flynn of Scotch Plains

A state-assisted, privately governed institution, The University of Delaware offers 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master's programs, and 54 doctoral programs. Its student body encompasses 17,000+ undergrads and more than 3,600 graduate students. The school counts Vice President Joe Biden among its 154,000 alumni.

The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution and ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Its faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, a Nobel laureate, and several Fulbright fellows. For more information, click here.