Suffield Academy students participated in the 2012 Dance-a-thon on
January 28, beginning at 10:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 AM on January
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the past seven years, the Dance-a-thon has raised nearly $300,000 for charitable
organizations chosen by the entire community. Students, faculty, and alumni send
nominations and finalists support our annual school theme and reflect diversity
in mission, location and size. A school-wide vote ultimately decides the winner.
Past recipients of Suffield
Academy’s support have been the Jimmy
Fund, Interval House, Jambo Tanzania, Harc Inc., Camp Sunshine, Autism Speaks, and Charity:
Academy has two charitable
goals—supporting the Petit Foundation and honoring Henry Thevenin '10, who
passed away after a struggle with leukemia. Fittingly, The Petit Family
Foundation's mission speaks to improving the lives of those affected by chronic
illnesses, as well as to supporting educational efforts and helping those
affected by violence. http://www.petitfamilyfoundation.org.
Cahn said, "In my conversations with Dr. Petit we have agreed that our two areas
of emphasis are clear: to honor Henry Thevenin as a remarkable person and
beloved Suffield figure, and to help support people impacted by leukemia and
blood disease in general. Dr. Petit has been moved by our generous commitment
and is a great partner for us in pursuing these goals."