(The) Marathon is Coming: DanceBlue 2019 is Almost Here!

photo of DanceBlue 2018 total reveal
DanceBlue returns to campus March 2-3, at Memorial Coliseum. Mark Corneliston | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2019) — The DanceBlue 2019 marathon is THIS week! From 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday, more than 900 University of Kentucky students will fill the floor of Memorial Coliseum in pursuit of a cure for pediatric cancer.

While many dub the marathon day the “best day of the year,” this day is an amazing expression of DanceBlue’s motto: For The Kids. The 24-hour dance marathon, which involves no sitting or sleeping, allows UK students to stand in solidarity of children and their families battling pediatric cancer.

Whether you’re a student, faculty, employee or just interested in seeing what DanceBlue is, you’re more than welcome to come by and watch from the stands at any point in the marathon! No matter how prepared you are for the magic of DanceBlue, there is no doubt that you will be in awe of the amazing work that all of the DanceBlue chairs, coordinators, committees and UK students are doing to raise money in pursuit of a cure for pediatric cancer. Please enter Memorial Coliseum through the Lexington Avenue entrance. You will be guided to general seating where you can view the marathon.

All of the DanceBlue committees and UK students dancing look forward to seeing you there.

DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky's 24-hour, no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund. The DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic opened its brand new facility in 2017 after a complete renovation funded solely from DanceBlue. For more information about DanceBlue, registration information or to support its efforts, please visit www.danceblue.org. Connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danceblue, Instagram at www.instagram.com/uk_danceblue/, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKDanceBlue.

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