Update! The goal for the students who participated in the NCHS Lip Dub, was to raise $5,000. Only 19 hours after the video went live, the fundraising goal had been met. Now, less than 48 hours after release of the Lip Dub, the video has raised over $10,000! These superhero students now have their eyes set on $15,000 for pediatric cancer research. Please watch the video below and donate today!
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, hundreds of students and faculty and staff at North Central High School gathered for one common goal: to film the first North Central lip dub video to raise money for the Caroline Symmes Endowment at Riley Hospital for Children. Produced and directed by Senior Class Council members with support from the NCHS administration and staff, the filming of the video took place after school and featured many of NC’s teams, clubs, and performing arts ensembles, along with special appearances by alumna and current WTHR Anchor Naomi Pescovitz and the Pacemates. The video will premiere on Monday, March 20 at 3:00 PM on www.northcentrallipdub.com.
Caroline was three years old when she was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor Disease. As the most curable type of kidney cancer in adults and children, Wilms Tumor has a 90% survival rate. But Caroline had a very aggressive tumor, and with so little in the way of research for pediatric cancers, her physicians quickly exhausted their options to treat the disease. She never cried or complained. Caroline lost her future not because of a lack of care, but because of a lack of funding for pediatric cancer research. The Caroline Symmes Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research at Riley Hospital for Children is the gift she leaves behind, so every child with cancer can live with hope for a bright future of their own.
The ultimate goal is that people will view it and follow links on the video to donate to the Caroline Symmes Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research at Riley Hospital for Children.
Watch the lip dub below and don’t forget to donate!