In the summer of 2015, I was sitting on the beach with my ear buds in, listening to the number one song, by Silentó called “Watch Me”(Whip Nae/Nae). After noticing how popular the dance became for all ages, I knew that there had to be something there. Shortly after I put two and two together and came up with the Whip Pediatric Cancer Challenge. The idea was to challenge your friends to “dance or donate”.
While the Nae Nae faded away, THE KIDS ARE STILL FIGHTING and Whip Pediatric Cancer is still going strong. In August of 2016 Whip Pediatric Cancer launched the Heart of GOLD program, which asked students to get involved in fundraising for pediatric cancer research. In 2016, Whip Pediatric Cancer sent out 500,000 GOLD paper hearts to 971 schools around the country. Get your school involved in 2017, by signing up HERE.
Hi, my name is Jordan Belous. I am a senior in high school. I’ve been helping kids with cancer since I was a little girl. I am passionate about finding a cure for pediatric cancer, so that kids with cancer have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I love spending time with these AMAZING kids, and I do it every chance I get!!
In September 2015 I met Tessa while doing the WHIP & NAE NAE in Time Square. She told me on that day that the Whip is one of her FAVORITE dances and songs. WELL TODAY, Tessa’s morale was boosted- the amazing, talented young man Silentó who wrote the Whip and Nae Nae sent her some words of encouragement “hey Tessa it’s your boy Silentó… you’re going to #WhipPediatricCancer!!”
THANK YOU SILENTÓ!!! We LOVE you!!
Our initial goal was to raise $10,000 for pediatric cancer research. As of May 24, 2017 we have raised $98,067 and counting!
971 schools from around the world have participated in the Heart of Gold challenge so far!
53,585 people have joined us on Facebook and are helping us spread the word about the Heart of Gold challenge. Join us on Facebook today!