LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2013) — UK students are preparing for the eighth annual DanceBlue dance marathon just a few days away and even if you are not dancing or volunteering, you can still support the kids. DanceBlue 2013 kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and runs for 24 hours, until 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb., 23, at Memorial Coliseum. Thousands of students are involved in the marathon, either dancing or volunteering, but if you’re not, here are some ways to be involved and support DanceBlue:
Memorial Coliseum will be open to the public for the duration of DanceBlue and everyone is encouraged to attend. At the top of every hour, the famous DanceBlue line dance is done by all 800 dancers. Also, there will be giveaways for spectators each hour from some great Lexington businesses.
Watch the marathon’s live-stream. The marathon will be broadcast live at www.danceblue.org. You are especially encouraged to watch the opening of the marathon, from 8-10 p.m. Friday, and the end of the marathon, including the family hours and the final fundraising reveal from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.
Keep in touch with the marathon and the dancers on Twitter (twitter.com/UKDanceBlue) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/danceblue). If you tweet, please use the official DanceBlue hashtags, #DB13 and #FTK. Tagging your messages this way will help show the dancers and families support!
DanceBlue is UK’s 24 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology and Oncology Clinic and cancer research. Now in its eighth year, DanceBlue has raised more than $3.5 million for pediatric cancer research and child life efforts. Give to DanceBlue here and connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danceblue and on Twitter at twitter.com/UKDanceBlue.
DanceBlue is a program housed in the UK Center for Community Outreach. The CCO seeks to serve, connect and unite the University of Kentucky with the surrounding community in collaborative efforts to promote life-long community service. For more information about the CCO, visit getinvolved.uky.edu/cco. Connect with the CCO on Facebook here and on Twitter at twitter.com/ukcco.