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Forum staff reports, Published October 28 2009

MSUM dancers plan ‘Thriller’ fundraiser

Members of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons Dance Team will sponsor a Halloween event to promote cancer awareness and raise money for former teammate Lisa Marie Bratsch.

Bratsch was an MSUM nursing student and member of the Dragon Dance Team who was diagnosed last spring with a PNT (primitive neuroectodermal tumor) brain tumor.

Dance team members encourage fellow students, staff and members of the community to join them in doing the “Thriller” dance during halftime of the football game at 2 p.m. Saturday against St. Cloud (Minn.) State University.

The team will host a session to teach those interested in learning the dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Alex Nemzek Dance Studio on campus.

On the day of the event, nursing students will be at the game collecting donations and selling bracelets to raise money.

There will also be a youth costume contest during the game at the first-quarter break. There will be an MSUM student costume contest during the third-quarter break. Children are invited to trick-or-treat at the dorms beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Marissa Parmer at (218) 477-4282.