“UMDNJ’s Got Talent” Raises More Than $1,000 For Sandy Relief

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More than 300 people from across UMDNJ’s campuses as well as the general public crowded into the Grand Foyer of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for UMDNJ's Got Talent, a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief (Photo credit: UMDNJ)

More than 300 people from across UMDNJ’s campuses as well as the general public crowded into the Grand Foyer of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for UMDNJ’s Got Talent, a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief (Photo credit: UMDNJ)

NEWARK —On Feb. 28,  the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey community joined together on the Newark campus for “UMDNJ’s Got Talent,” an event that raised $1,030.50 for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. More than 300 people from across UMDNJ’s campuses as well as the general public crowded into the Grand Foyer of UMDNJ-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.

As DJ, Doctor Bob Lee from WBLS–107.5 brought a star turn to the evening, and the audience moved and grooved with inspiration provided by a special guest, celebrity line-dancing instructor 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 through donations and food sales.

For those who missed the event, but want to make a donation, checks can be sent 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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