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Lip Sync nets $2,500 for Relay for Life

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The University’s Greek Life came together for a one night performance competition called Lip Sync, which is set entirely to music to raise money for Relay for Life.

Lip Sync is the finale to close out Greek Week at St. Johns, a week where Greeks compete against each other for points to determine who walks away with the big trophy and bragging rights at the end of Greek Week. The proceeds generated for Lip Sync go entirely towards Relay for Life.

“This year we raised $2,500 for Relay for Life. I think $2,500 is a good amount, in the past we’ve split the amount between Give Kids the World and Relay for Life, but this year it all went towards Relay,” said Maggie Bachman, Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Service.

This year followed some Lip Sync precedents with crossdressing in every frats skit and in some sororities.

The “Harlem Shake” was also very popular as several Frats either had their own version or at least payed homage to the viral song.

There was also a very popular “Lion King” theme which helped Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity win this years Lip Sync.

Kappa Phi Beta and Gamma Phi Beta tied for first among the sororities. “It feels good because I’ve lost friends and family to cancer.  The family members and friends I’ve lost, that’s terrible and it’s gonna happen. It’s inevitably going to happen and we can’t really stop that unless we contribute to research. I feel like everyone should do it,” Junior Bejoy Maniar said.

“I feel like any kind of event where you have performances and bring out people, that’ll always help Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.”

“That’s always a good thing.”

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