Frogs for the Cure films video for 2012 season


Parts of the eighth annual Frogs for the Cure video were shot on campus this past Sunday.

Volunteers and people participating in the video met in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in the morning to be briefed on what was going to happen that day. The people participating in the video consisted of university students, cancer survivors and anyone else who wanted to sign up for it.

Chancellor's Associate for External Relations Ann Louden, a breast cancer survivor, organized the event.

According to a Frogs for the Cure press release, she leads a committee of more than 100 students, faculty, staff, community leaders and breast cancer survivors who planyear- round efforts to support breast cancer research and services.

Various scenes were filmed around campus involving alumnus and former American Idol contestant Tim Halperin, and first-year pre-business major and cancer survivor Charles “Hunter” Weaver, Jr. 

Halperin provided the music for the video as he did in past years. The song and theme for this year’s video is “Cross That Line.”

More than 1,000 volunteers were filmed chasing after Halperin and Weaver, and later creating a faux game day environment inside of the Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The video participants all wore the official “Cross That Line” T-shirt, which can be purchased in the university's bookstore, and pink accessories for the shoot.

The video was made to promote awareness for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, which helps fund research to find a cure for breast cancer.

Last year's Frogs for the Cure video featured volunteers participating in a flash mob dance in the Campus Commons, and has received over 80,000 views on YouTube.

You can see this year's video at the Nov. 10 home football game against the Kansas State Wildcats, and purchase Halperin’s song for the video, “Cross That Line,” on iTunes.