DanceBlue 2017 is More FTK Than Ever

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2016) – In just four days, 954 of University of Kentucky’s students will stand and dance for 24 hours in UK's Memorial Coliseum in an effort to raise money for the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. 

DanceBlue 2017 will commence at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and conclude at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.  To get into the DanceBlue spirit yourself, stop by during any of the 24 hours to cheer on the dancers! Please enter Memorial Coliseum from Lexington Avenue next to the ticket office of the Joe Craft Center.

While attending the marathon, stop by Elena’s Lemonade Stand for all 24 hours of the marathon, visit the “DanceBluetique” and chat with DanceBlue students about the mission. While food and drinks will be sold at the marathon, guests are welcome to bring participating dancers snacks and drinks. 

Students involved in DanceBlue have worked hard all year in hopes of making this marathon the best yet for the children with pediatric cancer and their families.  New corporate sponsorships, over 23 different Mini Marathons across Kentucky, a new DanceBlue clinic worth $1.6 million in Kentucky Children’s Hospital, and hundreds of volunteer hours in the clinic bring great momentum into DanceBlue 2017. DanceBlue organizers look forward to showing attendees the overwhelming support "For the Kids" (FTK).

DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky's 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. 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 and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKDanceBlue.

DanceBlue is a program housed in the UK Center for Community Outreach. The CCO seeks to serve, connect and unite UK with the surrounding community in collaborative efforts to promote lifelong 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