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Old 04-09-2005, 12:09 PM
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UNCG Tri-Sigma Dance Maration For Sister In Need

Hello Tri-Sigmas-

Just wanted to pop in and post something I found in the Yahoo newsgroup that I thought you would enjoy reading.

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Jennifer

News & Record
Greensboro, NC

April 1, 2005

SORORITY STEPS UP FOR SISTER IN NEED;
UNCG TRI SIGMA S ORGANIZE THE 2005 DANCE MARATHON TO HELP A MEMBER BATTLING KIDNEY DISEASE.

She probably would have been one of the first on the dance floor.

Always willing to hang out or take a spontaneous trip, Anne Blosser's sorority sisters were used to the energy of their bubbly, blond friend.

So they felt the void when the 23-year-old had to withdraw from UNCG last semester to battle a genetic kidney disease.

Saturday, the sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma and other students will shake and shimmy to help raise money for Blosser's treatment and the Kidney Foundation of North Carolina. The sorority has organized the campus's fourth Dance Marathon, a fund-raiser in which participants move and groove for 12 hours.

Blosser's kidney disease was diagnosed when she was 5 years old. At 18, she received a kidney transplant from her mother.

"Her body was reacting fine to the transplant," sorority sister Nicole Steele said. Everyone thought things would be fine.

Blosser, a senior with a double major in political science and dance, was active in the sorority. When someone wanted to hang out, make a Wal-Mart run, go to a club or just act silly, Blosser was willing to tag along.

"She has a strong love for everybody she works with," Steele said.

But, last summer, Blosser started getting sick again. Her body was rejecting the kidney transplant, and her best chance for recovery is to have another transplant.

"We knew the moment she had to resign from school it was really bad, because she's not the type of person to quit," said Jamie DeLong, a member of Tri Sigma and co-chair woman of the Dance Marathon organizing committee.

Blosser is now in Virginia undergoing dialysis .

Committed to helping their friend, sorority members did what they could to help, setting up a table on campus to raise awareness about organ donation and walking together in a event to raise money for kidney disease research.

Meanwhile, sorority members learned that no student group had signed on to plan and organize the 2005 Dance Marathon.

The rooms were booked and ready to go, advise r Lori Pettyjohn said. And the Tri Sigmas were up for the challenge.

"We heard about Dance Marathon and said, 'Let's do it. Let's go all out,"' DeLong said. "She's our sister, she's our friend. Everybody loves Anne."

DeLong is anticipating at least 75 dancers in the fund-raiser, which runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in Cone Ballroom in the Elliott University Center.

A third of the money raised will go to the Kidney Foundation of North Carolina. The rest will go to help Blosser pay her medical costs.

The organizers haven't set a firm fund-raising goal because any amount raised would be a benefit to Blosser's family, DeLong said.
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:21 AM
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