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LU Airbandz for Cancer raises funds for research

Since 2003, LU Airbandz has raised well over $100,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation
LU Airbanz for Cancer held its 18th annual fundraiser on March 11, 2023.

The Laurentian University Residence Life team hosted its 18th annual Airbandz for Cancer fundraiser Saturday, March 11. 

This event showcased student groups who choreographed and performed dance routines in order to raise money for cancer research. Proceeds in the amount of $1,680 were donated to the Northern Cancer Foundation. 

“This year, two enthusiastic student teams competed, and Team Percy Jackson was victorious,” said Residence Life supervisor, Holly Jackson, in a press release.

She, alongside fourth-year sport psychology student Kiera Lawn, organized this year’s event. 

Since inception in 2003, LU Airbandz has raised well over $100,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation which supports cancer care, local cancer research and vital equipment purchases at the Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre in the City of Greater Sudbury. LU Airbandz was started by a student named Michael “Dex” Brown. 

“We are consistently impressed with the efforts that LU students make at Airbandz,” said Lawn. “We are also very proud of the altruistic nature of those who participate in Airbandz. Giving back to the Northern Cancer Foundation is a great feeling.”

LU Airbanz for Cancer celebrated its 18th annual fundraiser on March 11.

In addition to Airbandz team performances, LU’s dance team wowed the crowd in the Fraser Auditorium with their contagious energy. 

This year’s judges consisted of Laurentian alumna and folk musician Cassidy Houston and Laurentian alumna and Northern Cancer Foundation representative Tannys Laughren. 

Judging criteria included originality, enthusiasm, costume design, overall performance and lip-syncing quality.


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