Last night, I attended “Rock For Babies: A Battle to Serve,” put on by the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. It was an annual event that raises funds for March of Dimes. The money that is raised supports programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. The organization has been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies.
The battle event included four dance organizations on Purdue University’s campus: The Purdue Indian Dance Club, Dance 2XS, the Jahari Dance Troupe and Tyler Mason. Each group was judged on their technical abilities and also the crowd’s votes, along with how much money each group raised for the foundation. The event was one that I enjoyed because it allowed people to express themselves in what they love and also help a great cause. I also liked how the groups were very diverse in their dance styles: Bollywood, hip hop and modern. Each group did great, but it was the Purdue Indian Dance Club that came out on top with the dancing itself, crowd votes and proceeds that they raised.