UK Students Setting Up For DanceBlue

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/03 2:49 am

DanceBlue kicks off Saturday at Memorial Coliseum. Hundreds of UK students will be dancing for 24 hours straight to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Organizers said there are 62 teams that will be participating in the dance marathon this year, which comes out to about 900 students.

It’s an annual fundraiser that they said has grown bigger every year. Last year, they raised more than $1 million.

The money they collect this year will go to the Golden Matrix Fund. It supports cancer research at the Markey Cancer Center and social support at the DanceBlue KCH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

During the fundraiser, the students won’t be allowed to sit or sleep.

Organizers said there will be special appearances by UK groups, coaches and alumni throughout the weekend.

To make a donation to the DanceBlue Marathon, visit their website at http://www.danceblue.org/.

Share
Most Popular
Four Injured In Head-On Crash In Lexington
Four people were injured in a crash on Alumni Drive on Wednesday night. Video Video
Lexington lawyer disbarred after fraud plea
A Lexington attorney facing federal prison time for fraud has been permanently disbarred by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Officer In The Right Place At The Right Time
An officer doing a routine check at Thorntons helped catch a strong-arm robbery suspect on Thursday. Video Video
UPDATE: New Details On Accident During Ice Bucket Challenge
A statement released by the Campbellsville Police Department detailed what went wrong during Thursday morning's "Cold Water Plunge" at Campbellsville University. Video Video
Report: 3 Firefighters Hurt During Campbellsville University's "Ice Bucket Challenge"
ABC36 has learned that three firefighters were injured when the ladder to their fire truck reportedly touched a main power line during the Campbellsville University's "Ice Bucket Challenge" on Thursday.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.