ACTivate Celebrates 10th Year; Raises Record Amount for Cancer Research
For 10 years ACTivate the Cure has been showcasing Greenhills’ homegrown talent in an effort to raise money for the U-M’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC).
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, ACTivate 2012 on Friday featured 14 acts involving 20 students and two faculty/staff members, and raised a record $6,783 (including a gift from one of ACTivate’s founders) for UMCCC.
“I’m extremely proud of each of us for our hard work – it all paid off,” says Gus Nordhielm ’14, who co-produced the show with Alaina Riker ’15. “Beyond our own success at the show, we are all honored to have played a part in raising money for a very good cause. The work the UMCCC does in the field of breast cancer research helps save lives every day, we’re extremely happy to support an organization that does so much for the larger community.”
At the end of the first act, U-M cancer researcher Steve Allen presented Nordhielm and Riker with a certificate of appreciation from UMCCC.
“We just can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given our research efforts all these years,” Allen said.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the evening’s acts.