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Donate in support of DanceBlue's Cuts for the Clinic

Photo courtesy of DanceBlue, from last year's Cuts for the Clinic event.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2023) — DanceBlue is bringing back its annual November fundraiser Cuts for the Clinic. This fundraiser lasts throughout November, incentivizing the community to raise $40,000 by the end of the month. If the goal is met, nearly 20 DanceBlue Clinic employees and committee members have pledged to shave their heads in solidarity with the kids undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

On Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m., DanceBlue Clinic staff, families and DanceBlue Committee members will gather in Kentucky Children’s Hospital for the head shaving event. The event is not open to the public, so be sure to follow along on the DanceBlue social media pages.

To help reach this $40,000 goal, supporters can attend DanceBlue restaurant nights, fundraisers or donate directly through the DanceBlue Network for Good link. All donations made during the month of November will contribute toward the goal.

This November fundraiser is a part of DanceBlue’s yearlong fundraising efforts to support the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. This fundraising provides immediate care and support for patients and families, whilst working to improve knowledge of and treatments for pediatric cancer in the long term. DanceBlue is able to provide financial support to families through gas cards and meal vouchers, enhance the clinical and psychosocial care of patients through various programs and staff positions, fund clinic improvements and pediatric oncology research, plan fun family events and more. If you have any questions, contact DanceBlue’s overall chair, Caroline Sumner, at

DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. DanceBlue raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer while supporting patients and families affected by it. The money raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Childrens Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and well into the future. The Golden Matrix Fund supports groundbreaking pediatric oncology research, enhances the patient experience, and supports clinic operations. DanceBlue will continue to spread joy to those fighting, to persevere in memory of the lives lost, and to celebrate every victory until the battle against pediatric cancer is won.

For more information about DanceBlue, registration information or to support its efforts, please visit and connect with DanceBlue on Instagram, Facebook and X.

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