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R.U. Dancing for the Kids?

R.U. Dancing for the Kids?

Rutgers University Dance Marathon participants proudly say they’re dancing “for the kids,” and that 100 percent of the money raised in the runup to the annual event goes to the Embrace Kids Foundation, a New-Brunswick-based nonprofit. But few student participants know that the biggest share of those funds goes toward paying for hospital-based research, a Rutgers Cancer Institute endowed chair, and to staff salaries and overhead.

In a two-month long analysis, the Rutgers student I-Team found that only about a quarter of the funds go directly to assisting families.

Kairos is featuring excerpts from this semester-long project, produced by students in Prof. Juan González’s investigative reporting class.

 

See the full project here.

 

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