The Fall of 2009 marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for DanceBlue. Lexington Catholic High School put on the first DanceBlue Mini-Marathon. Now high schools and middle schools across the state are participating in this new tradition. Each mini is a little different, but one thing is always the same: every cent they raise is FOR THE KIDS!
What is a mini marathon? It is a dance marathon hosted by a high school, middle school, or elementary school. The DanceBlue Mini Marathon team assists with the strategic planning and coordination of the marathon, but it is the responsibility of the school and its students to take on the planning and fundraising. The goals of the DanceBlue Mini Marathons are two fold in purpose. First, and most obvious, mini marathons raise money to help families and children battling cancer across the Commonwealth through donations to the Gold Matrix fund while raising awareness to the seriousness of childhood cancer in our state. Additionally, DanceBlue hopes to instill an attitude of philanthropy and dedication to service in our young Kentucky students so that no matter where they find themselves when they graduate high school, they are already fully committed to living a generous and charitable life. For more information on how to start a Mini Marathon in your area contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The last day to contact Erica about starting a mini for the 2014-2015 school year is OCTOBER 1st!
Contact Erica Shipley for question about our minis.