DB18 Chair and Coordinator Applications Open

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DanceBlue 2017 was one for the books! $1,785,286.96 was raised FOR THE KIDS. An entirely student ran organization, DanceBlue, is made possible with the leadership of students who serve as DanceBlue Chairs and Coordinators. Applications for the DanceBlue 2018 team open today. The only qualification needed? A heart to serve the kids. Applications to serve as a Chair open today …

Why we DanceBlue

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Morale Committee member and adopt-a-family team captain, Caitlin Crowder shares why she loves DanceBlue. When people ask me what DanceBlue is, I love seeing how they react when I tell them that it is a no-sitting, no-sleeping 24-hour dance marathon. I always get a wide-eyed face with the question, “you stand for 24 hours? College kids do that?” I love …

DanceBlue is Much More

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Each year leading up to the marathon, we ask DanceBlue Committee students to write and reflect on their DanceBlue experience. Libby Headman, Corporate Chair, shared about her DanceBlue experience below. People always ask me to describe DanceBlue. Whether it is a sponsor asking about DanceBlue, or trying to explain the organization to an incoming freshman, one of the most common …

Blitz Week is Back

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2017) — DanceBlue 2017 is almost here, and to celebrate, students across University of Kentucky’s campus are invited to participate in Blitz Week activities in honor of the dancer fundraising deadline. Blitz Week, Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, Feb. 3, serves to bring community-wide awareness of DanceBlue’s mission to serve the kids and the upcoming marathon. …

From Cancer to Dancer

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Emily Dawson, a DanceBlue Clinic patient will be participating in her first DanceBlue marathon as a student at the University of Kentucky. Read below to find out more about her experience in the clinic and DanceBlue. I got involved with DanceBlue through a different path than most people. The first time I had ever heard of DanceBlue was from my …

Big Blue Slam: Blood Drive brings in resources to DanceBlue Clinic

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This week, the Kentucky Blood Center is on the University of Kentucky’s campus hosting their annual “Big Blue Slam” blood drive competition against the University of Florida Gators. Students are encouraged to visit one of the locations listed below to donate blood. These donations will directly impact the patients in the DanceBlue KCH Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic. For each blood …

Dancer Fundraising Deadline Approaches

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Have you procrastinated on fundraising? Don’t worry! We’ve been there. February 3rd is the final day to donate to DanceBlue in order for a donation to go to a specific dancer, so if you’re in need of some fundraising ideas, we have you covered. 1. Skip the latté. We know you love coffee, but hey, it’s an easy $5 For …

Mini-Marathon Weekend Totals $130,000 For The Kids

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Mini Marathons have been a DanceBlue tradition for many years. A vital part of the DanceBlue family, high school students give their time, resources and hearts to the kids and families of the DanceBlue clinic. Most do so without ever meeting the kids who benefit from their selfless giving. This past weekend, Lexington Catholic (Lexington, KY), Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, …

DanceBlue Social Worker Wins Make-A-Wish Medical Professional of the Year Award

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For the third time, a UK Healthcare social worker specialist of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic has been nominated for and awarded the Make-A-Wish Medical Professional of the Year award.  This year’s honored recipient was Kara Gore, a social worker who has worked in the DanceBlue Clinic for four years. Gore only knew she was up for the …