Though Vinny Guadagnino from MTV’s Jersey Shore was slated to attend Thursdat night’s Kiss Away Cancer Charity Date Auction at Keys to the City, there will be no fist-pumping at the Relay for Life charity event: because of the East Coast snowstorm, Guadagnino is stuck in Los Angeles and cannot make it to New Haven for the date auction, according to an e-mail sent to undergraduates from Yale Relay for life.

But there’s still hope: In a video message to Yalies, Guadagnino said that if Yale Relay for Life raises $4,000 for the American Cancer Society, he will “do whatever it takes” to pay a visit to New Haven in the next several months.