UMDNJ's Got Talent Fundraiser
On February 28, the UMDNJ community joined together on the Newark campus for “UMDNJ’s Got Talent,” a fundraiser for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. More than 300 people from across UMDNJ’s campuses as well as the public crowded into the Grand Foyer of the New Jersey Medical School to view artwork and performances by faculty, staff and students. Acts included singers, poets, musicians—even a Nixon impersonator and a hula-hoop dancer who delighted the audience with her grace and agility. And the general consensus was that “The Deans and Freda Zackin,” who made their singing debut at the event, would stick to academia and health care—but that their music should live on forever.

Speaking of music: DJ Doctor Bob Lee from WBLS–107.5 brought a star turn to the evening, and the audience moved and grooved with line dancing instruction provided by special guest Kenny J.

UMDNJ Interim President Denise V. Rodgers, MD, emceed the event, introducing each of the 18 acts. By the end of the night, $1,030.50 was raised.

If you missed the show, but want to make a donation, send checks to Stacie J. Newton, Director of Marketing Communications, University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Room D302, Newark, New Jersey 07101, payable to “UMDNJ Foundation, c/o UH Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser.”
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