UK Happenings

The DanceBlue 2020 Marathon Begins Saturday

DanceBlue participants hold up fundraising total
Anyone is welcome to stop by Memorial Coliseum at any time between 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, and 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2020)  — Tomorrow (Saturday), Feb. 29, at 8 p.m., more than 1,000 University of Kentucky students will fill the floor of Memorial Coliseum to dance in pursuit of finding a cure to pediatric cancer. The DanceBlue organizers are asking the UK community to attend the dance marathon in support of all the dancers participating and the children and families they are dancing for.

Make sure to follow the DanceBlue on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to keep in touch during the marathon, and use the hashtags #DB20, #FTK, and #TilTheBattleIsWon with encouraging messages to be featured on the live Twitter feed that will be running at the marathon.

If you are planning to visit the marathon, stop by Memorial Coliseum at any time between 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, and 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Please enter through the Lexington Avenue entrance, where you will be guided to general seating to view the marathon. All guests will have an opportunity to win free DanceBlue merchandise, browse the DanceBluetique merchandise store and witness the 24-hour celebration "For The Kids." There will also be a poster-making station in the stands for spectators to make signs to support their friends and a scavenger hunt and games for the crowd from both 2-3 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. 


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