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Dance Against Cancer founders ring Nasdaq bell

This year's Dance Against Cancer raised more than $472,000, bringing its cumulative total to $1.97M

On April 25, the American Cancer Society’s Dance Against Cancer co-founders Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and Northeast Region EVP Kris Kim were invited to ring the opening bell for Nasdaq! They were joined on-air by more than a dozen members of the ACS family, both staff and volunteers. 

The ceremony was livestreamed in full on Facebook and YouTube, and in part on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and FOX Business News. Photos of the ceremony along with the ACS logo were projected onto the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower overlooking Times Square.

Over 70 dancers performed at this year’s Dance Against Cancer on Monday, April 22, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, including Misty Copeland, Maria Kowroski, Isabella Boylston, Stella Abrera, James Whiteside, and event co-founder Daniel Ulbricht. Genres of dance included ballet, tap, hip hop, breakdancing, and more. The 9th annual event raised over $472,000 – bringing Dance Against Cancer’s cumulative fundraising total to $1.97 million. 

A huge thank you to volunteers Lauren Josey, Erin Fogarty, and Daniel Ulbricht, and senior development manager Robin Flay for making this opportunity possible.

Last year, Dance Against Cancer volunteers, ACS staff, and Hope Lodge guests got to ring the closing bell. Market open and close ceremonies take place weekdays at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square and around the globe.

PHOTO: Pictured in the smaller photo, from left, are Kris Kim, Daniel Ulbricht, and Erin Fogarty. 

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