Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!

My daughter Emilia and her friend Jesse have been chosen as the emcees for the 2011 Northwestern University Dance Marathon.

You can get more details by clicking here or on the graphic above. One of the largest college charitable events (if not the largest) in the world, The NU Dance Marathon was established in 1975 – and it was one of the very first venues (if not the first) that Riffmaster & The Rockme Foundation played publicly in 1981.

It’s a big deal.

Congratulations, Emilia and Jesse!

Or, as Gig Young’s Oscar-winning dance marathon emcee character  in “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” liked to say…

“Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!”

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6 responses to “Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!

  1. Linda E.

    Emilia Barrosse is the very coolest. So none of this comes as a surprise. She’s the bomb.

  2. Rob

    Paul. It’s a fine marathon, but not the biggest…………
    NU Dance Marathon raised over $11 mil since 1975. ($306k/year avg)
    IU (Indiana University) Dance Marathon was created 19 years ago with the goal of providing hope for children of Riley Hospital by generating funds for the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center. We donate money to support the Hospital’s efforts to treat all its patients, regardless of financial concerns. To date IUDM has raised over $7 million for the children at Riley Hospital.

    ($368k year average)…………………………….

    Indiana University Dance Marathon is run entirely by students who unselfishly give their time and dedication to ensure the success of the organization. Over 350 students work year round to fundraise, hold events for the Riley families, and plan the marathon. The hard work culminates in a 36 hour marathon every fall. During the marathon weekend 850 dancers choose to remain awake and standing for 36 hours in honor of those children who are unable to.

  3. Rob

    But Emilia rocks! (I’m from Indiana………..indulge me)

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