DanceBlue is the all-encompassing name attributed to the student-lead effort to provide for emotional support and research for children and families treated at the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic. It enlists the support of many student organizations and teams of students across UK’s campus, who participate by personal fundraising, attending several fundraising events throughout the year as well as spending quality time with the families effected with cancer through the Adopt-a-Family Program. It culminates in the spring with a 24-hour, no sleeping, no sitting, Dance Marathon.
Last year with the help of 500 dancers, over 60 teams, and countless donors, DanceBlue raised $424,855.86 for the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic! DanceBlue has now raised over $750,000 since its inception in 2005.
The 2009 Dance Marathon will be held in Memorial coliseum, on March 6-7, 7:00 pm- 7:00 pm. Visitors are welcome to come and help encourage the dancers. Come on out and support the students of UK as they try to raise money For The Kids.
So go out and show your support if you can. I plan on stopping by tomorrow and I hope the fans give support for a great cause at UK
Here is this year’s Promotional video:
And a great moment by Coach Gillispie at last year’s event: