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Teddi 40: 100 Days and Counting

November 8, 2021

The longest running student-led tradition, the Teddi Dance for Love, celebrates a major milestone in 2022. This week, the over 200-member committee will be decorating campus and holding special events to mark the 100-day countdown to the main event, which officially begins on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

A student at the 2020 Teddi Dance for Love.

The Teddi Dance for Love will be in its 40th year in 2022, and according to chair Liliana Rucci and vice chair Alyssa Klonowski, the committee is planning to bring camp to campus for the special anniversary.

“This year’s theme is, ‘Teddi 40 – What’s Your Story?’ and we hope to hear from past Teddi participants, alumni, campers, and even current students to learn more about their connections to the event,” said Rucci. “Our summer camp theme will also bring elements of camp into the Fieldhouse for the 24-hour event.”

Klonowski noted that there will also be a special recognition of those who organized and participated in Teddi 39, which had to transform into a virtual event and only allowed a small number of participants due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the challenges, Teddi 39 raised an impressive $123,641.93.

“The seniors last year didn’t really get to experience Teddi the way other seniors do, so we’re excited about that part,” she said.

The goal for Teddi 40 is $125,000, and the committee hopes to raise $10,000 by the 100-day mark.

100 Days ’til Teddi events began with a Kick-or-Treat kickball game on Sunday, Nov. 7 in Growney Stadium. Remaining events include:

  • Pie Your Professor: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m., LeChase Commons
    Support Teddi Dance for Love and pie a professor, faculty, or staff member. Donate $3 for 1 pie, $5 for 2, or pay off a parking ticket ($25) and pie a security officer!
  • Haircut donations: Wednesday, Nov. 10 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Donald E. Bain Campus Center Atrium
    Get a free haircut and donate your hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign.

The Committee is looking for Teddi stories from the past from members of the campus community, including alumni. Share your story by email Rucci ( or Klonowski ( The Committee will share stories on social media and during the event.

Stay up-to-date on future Teddi activities and fundraisers by following them on the Cardinal Hub, social media, or visiting and save the date for Teddi 40, which begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18.