Frogs for the Cure returned to the Amon G. Carter Stadium for the 11th annual halftime show, featuring this year’s video of “Ain’t No Mountain High.”
The 11th annual Frogs for the Cure game and halftime show brought fans to their feet for more than one reason.
In addition to the standing ovation that greeted survivors and performers as they made their way onto the field for halftime, many fans also stood when the announcer requested that everyone who had been affected by cancer stand.
“It was such a humbling moment when I looked up and saw that almost every single person was standing after that,” said Ann Louden, chair of Frogs for the Cure. “Cancer is something that hits close to home for so many of us.”
As part of the celebration, this year’s halftime show featured the reveal of the new Frogs for the Cure music video.
Luke Wade and Mia Z from NBC’s The Voice recreated the classic song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The music video was shot in three different locations: Los Angeles, Montana and TCU.
“I got to be a part of the music video shoot on campus earlier this year,” said Claire Zeeman, a junior communication studies major. “It was so cool to see the final product at halftime.”
The Frogs for the Cure halftime show also consisted of performances by the TCU Showgirls, cheerleaders and Horned Frog Marching Band.
The groups prepared unique performances.
“We learned how to spell out the performers’ names in our formation,” said Meghen Goulet, a member of the TCU Marching Band. “We spelled out ‘cure’ on the field too.”
This year’s show allowed students to join the celebration.
The students walked alongside survivors decked out in pink accessories. All participants wore the 2015 Frogs for the Cure t-shirt. The shirts were sold at the TCU Barnes & Noble Book Store for $15, with $6 benefitting Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth.
Along with the halftime show at TCU, Frogs for the Cure reached out to other college campuses. The hashtag #campusforthecure was promoted at colleges across the country, encouraging people to post pictures to social media to spread breast cancer awareness. Here are some of the entries:
In addition to the game, Luke Wade and Mia Z will also be performing at a free concert on campus Friday night.
“The spirit at this school and how everyone supports each other is just out of this world,” Mia Z said.
“There’s this really incredible electricity involved with TCU and TCU football,” Wade said. “You come out here and you see all the current students and the faculty and the alumni, and they’re rallying around each other for tonight. If you can take something like that sense of community and point it toward something as important as cancer awareness, then I think you can achieve greatness. And that’s what Frogs for the Cure has done.”