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Sandra Doorley Announced as Honorary Chair of the 35th Teddi Dance for Love

December 15, 2016

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley will serve as the honorary chair of the 35th annual Teddi Dance for Love at St. John Fisher College. The 24-hour dance-a-thon, which has raised more than $1 million for Camp Good Days and Special Times, will be held from 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 through 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

Sandra Doorley will serve as the honorary chair of the 2017 Teddi Dance for Love.

Sandra Doorley will serve as the honorary chair of the 2017 Teddi Dance for Love.

Elected in 2011, Doorley is the first female District Attorney in Monroe County history, after serving in several leadership positions during nearly two-decades with the District Attorney’s Office. As honorary chair, Doorley will serve as a powerful role model for dancers; in spring 2016, she publicly announced her own fight against multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer, and has displayed grace and strength throughout her treatment at the Wilmot Cancer Institute. 

“We are so grateful that Ms. Doorley accepted our invitation,” said Hilary Wilcox ’17, chair of the dance. “She can personally relate to our cause and has an amazing story of her own; she is an inspirational person and the committee is excited to have her serve as our honorary chair.”

Doorley will help the Teddi Committee celebrate in the week leading up to the dance, serving as a co-host of the Very Beary Brunch on Friday, Feb. 10. During the fundraiser, Doorley will help cheer on the 400 or more dancers, sparking excitement and energy throughout the night.

“Camp Good Days and Special Times is an incredible organization whose impact spans international borders by providing a safe and fun filled experience to children battling cancer. I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of the Teddi Dance as this event in particular holds a special place in my heart because it honors the memory of Teddi Mervis and reminds us all how this wonderful organization came to be,” said Doorley. “I look forward to sharing my own challenges with my personal battle with cancer and in demonstrating as Teddi did, the mental and physical strength needed to battle cancer is possible when surrounded by loving friends and family.”

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