Friday night at Jenks the cast of Jersey Shore held the Deena’s Dance for a Donor and Auction in hopes to raise money for Be The Match. The event was hosted by Deena and her Jersey Shore cast mates, starring special Guest DJ Pauly D, 495 Productions and Viacom. This event drew a huge crowd and people definitely were not shy about donating! They raised over $40K for Be The Match. Be The Match is one of the largest bone marrow transplant registry's globally.

Jersey Shore Family Reunion taping in NJ, Jersey Shore filming in Brick
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Deena posted a birthday status dedicated to her father on her Facebook page on Saturday:


“-last night cast members..495 production and Viacom put together an amazing fundraiser in your honor and raised 40,145 dollars to @bethematch and I know you were looking down so proud .. I love you Dad and I hope your up in heaven laying on a beach.. drinking sangria and enjoying your birthday ❤️ miss you so much”

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