Twist and Shout

Anteaters hit the floor at the 2016 Care-a-thon, a dance party benefiting the neonatal intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center. Organized by the Student Alumni Association, the annual event brings together hundreds of students, alumni, faculty and staff who solicit pledges and dance for six hours. This year’s Care-a-thon, held in the Student Center’s Pacific Ballroom, raised more than $30,000. Donations will support stem cell research to find a cure for chronic lung disease in premature babies. Since the dance marathon’s inception in 2008, more than $100,000 has been raised, making the Care-a-thon UCI’s largest student-run philanthropic event.