Dance All Night To Fight Against Cancer

January 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

On Friday, February 22, students representing all seven colleges in Spartanburg’s College Town Consortium will join the fight against cancer by participating in Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s first 12-hour dance-a-thon, The All Nighter, to be held at the G.B. Hodge Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate. The event will run from 8 p.m. on Friday until 8 a.m. on Saturday. At the event, students from Converse College, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg Methodist College, University of South Carolina Upstate,  and Wofford College will dance for a full 12 hours! Live entertainment and a DJ will help pass the time along with special performances, games, activities, and more!

“The primary goal of the event is to raise funds to support families being served by the Gibbs Cancer Center and to educate the community about the struggles and triumphs of the patients that it serves,” said Monica Rankin, USC Upstate campus chair for The All Nighter. “The evening will be a blast to the past and will be broken down into dance party blocks paying tribute to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today.”

In order to participate, students are asked to donate $15 and provide contact information for eight friends and/or family members who might be interested in supporting them as they dance the night away. Contacts should NOT include students at colleges participating in the The All Nighter. Registration is quick, easy, and safe at Once you complete the steps, an automatic confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. If you have questions or prefer to make your registration over the phone, call (864) 560-6727.

You may choose to donate in honor or in memory of someone. The names of the individuals you honor will be printed on music records and hung at the event for a donation of $25. Cancer Fact Signs will also be posted at the event. Sponsorship of the Fact signs is available for $250.  All donations will benefit the Gibb’s Cancer Center.

Gibbs Cancer Center is devoted to serving the specific needs of each person whose life is affected by cancer. At every step of the way, no matter what circumstances people find themselves facing, our healthcare professionals are focused on the details of each individual’s case. Gibbs Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility associated with the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Center program, the Medical University of South Carolina and the M.D. Anderson Physicians Network.  Gibbs Cancer Center is a proven leader in providing effective cancer treatment through advanced technology, professional expertise and an exceptional level of personalized care.  The dedicated team of professionals at Gibbs Cancer Center has been recognized time and again for bringing the highest quality of care to our patients. For more than 70 years, our cancer program has been committed to eliminating this disease and improving the way we provide care.