Unique Dance Event to Benefit UNC’s Cancer Rehab Institute

Whether you prefer to dance to the Big Band sound of the ‘40s or bust some moves to the beat of today's country, hip hop or rap, a March 26 event benefitting a cancer rehabilitation center at the University of Northern Colorado will be the right place to be.

Spring Swing, which will benefit the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, will take over the ballrooms of the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street. The multi-faceted, semi-formal event's schedule includes:

  • Free swing dance classes 6-7 p.m.
  • The Spring Swing Semi-Formal 7-9:30 p.m. with Big Band music courtesy of the UNC Jazz Band.
  • A ceremony honoring cancer survivors at 8 p.m.
  • Dance music for students provided by DJ Jefro 9:30 p.m.-midnight

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Jimmy John's Gourmet Catering, and a cash bar will be available for those 21 and older.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance through the UNC Ticket Office in the University Center, 351-4849; www.unco.edu/tickets.

Proceeds will benefit the RMCRI, which was established in 1997 and is the only comprehensive cancer rehabilitation facility of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region.

The fundraising effort is being spearheaded by Greeley West High School graduate Nicole Larson, who's double majoring in Sport and Exercise Science, and Psychology at UNC, with support from the American Cancer Society.