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Fisher Students Celebrate 40 Years of Dancing for Love

February 11, 2022

St. John Fisher College students are ready to take the floor for the 2022 Teddi Dance for Love. A 24-hour dance marathon that has raised more than $1.8 million for Camp Good Days and Special Times, the event will be held from 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 through 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19.

The 2022 Teddi Dance for Love Committee Captains at the annual Very Beary Brunch.

The 2022 Teddi Dance for Love Committee Captains at the annual Very Beary Brunch.

This year marks an important milestone for the Teddi Dance as it celebrates 40 years on Fisher’s campus. The committee hopes to raise an all-time high $125,000 for the Camp; proceeds from the fundraiser support the Teddi Project, which sends a group of children on a week-long trip to amusement parks in Florida.

More than 500 dancers, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff, will tap their toes and clap their hands to nearly 400 songs. The event is made possible thanks to the help of nearly 250 student committee members and volunteers. This year’s honorary chair Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter will be represented at the dance by Undersheriff Korey Brown.

During the dance, students will participate in a before and after reveal of the hair they will donate to Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss.

This year, the Dance will be dedicated to Landon Coia, who passed away from a rare sarcoma on November 24, 2021 at the tender age of three. Coia is the cousin of Fisher student and Teddi Development Committee Captain Emma Cottrell. During Coia’s illness, his family took advantage of activities that Camp had to offer and has stayed involved with Camp after his passing.

Donations can be made online at or by texting 44-321 using code teddi40.