SHSU and Commit for Life raise awareness, flashmob
Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 5, 2013 22:09
Dance students and blood drive volunteers teamed up to orchestrate a surprise flash mob performance at Sam Houston State University Wednesday.
Commit for Life, a program spearheaded by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, set up tents all around campus to encourage students to donate their blood and bone marrow to those in need.
In an attempt to go beyond normal recruiting tactics and reach an even wider audience of students, Commit for Life teamed up with the school’s dance department to raise awareness for the cause.
Just before noon dance students filtered into the mall area and began preparations for a flash mob style dance performance. During the dance itself the participants used signs as props that helped convey their message with slogans like “be the match” and “save a life.”
Students stopped to watch the spectacle of the choreographed performance and applauded when the music ended.
To spread the word even further, the organizers filmed the dance for Houston’s ABC 13.