Students at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA are preparing to dance the night away, all to raise much needed funds to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Superdance, now in it's 45th year at O'Connell, is a 12-hour dance marathon and is the largest fundraiser by the school. The best part is, Superdance is completely organized by students, 95% of the student body participates each year, and the event has raised over $4 million since the dance was founded in 1975.
Superdance is limited to students and alumni to attend but the fundraising efforts reach way out into the community with every dollar and cent going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The O'Connell Student Council Executive Board have been busy planning this year's event for over a year. Senior, Caroline Coon, says "It's our pleasure to get to do it. It's a foundation of our family here at O'Connell."
This years theme is a nod to Disney, "When You Wish Upon A Cure".
Caroline says it "enforces the idea that our dream of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis can come true."
To donate or find out more information about Superdance visit www.superdance.org