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UK Staff and Faculty DanceBlue Dance Party Slated for February

Mark Cornelison l UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2018) — In preparation for DanceBlue 2019, the University of Kentucky will host the fourth annual Staff and Faculty DanceBlue Dance Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Hilary J. Boone Center. In addition to the Boone Center, satellite dance parties will be held at 2317 Alumni Park Plaza and the Good Barn.

Each year, smaller events held throughout campus help to support the 24-hour dance marathon in the spring. Throughout the years, millions of dollars have been raised "For the Kids" to benefit the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic and cancer research. 

"DanceBlue is an amazing student-run effort that has shown incredible support for Kentucky kids battling cancer," said William Andrews, Staff and Faculty DanceBlue Dance Party chair."I feel it is critical for faculty and staff to recognize and support the amazing work DanceBlue has begun, and hopefully inspire and assist the effort to grow the program." 

The event will feature a presentation by the DanceBlue leadership team, as well as line dances, patient stories, games, a "Best Spirit" prize awarded to the team that raises the most money, lunch and a final reveal of the total amount of money raised by our UK family. 

There are several ways to participate in the Staff and Faculty DanceBlue Dance Party:

  1. Join as a dancer or an observer at the event.
  • Click here to register as an individual or team.
  • There is a $20 entry fee for each participant and observer. Funds can be donated through the event website or brought on the day of the event.
  1. Buy a T-shirt to support the Staff and Faculty DanceBlue Dance Party.
  • Click here to buy a Staff and Faculty DanceBlue Dance Party T-shirt.
  • The shirt is $15 short sleeve/$20 long sleeve. 
  1. Donate to the DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund.
  • Can’t make it to the event? Click here to support the DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund.

For questions, please view the event FAQ page or contact Denee Wilson at denee.wilson@uky.edu or 859-257-9242.  

For more information about DanceBlue, visit www.danceblue.org. Connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danceblue and on Twitter at www.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.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue