Follow in Our Footsteps – DanceBlue 2011



LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2010)DanceBlue is entering its sixth year here at the University of Kentucky and we need you to help make this year the biggest and best DanceBlue ever!

Applications for 2011 DanceBlue committees are currently available and being accepted at Please apply by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

Nine committees work together to make DanceBlue happen. The committee descriptions, application form and essay questions are included in the this form. Please load, complete and return by the deadline. Committees will be selected by Sept. 10. All committee members must attend the Sept. 23 kickoff meeting and are required to attend biweekly committee meetings at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Additionally, committee members are required to attend all 24 hours of the dance marathon in the spring.

DanceBlue is the all-encompassing name attributed to the student-lead effort to provide for emotional support and research for children and families treated at the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic. It enlists the support of many student organizations and teams of students across UK's campus, who participate by personal fundraising, attending several fundraising events throughout the year as well as spending quality time with the families affected with cancer through the Adopt-a-Family Program.

There is also a DanceBlue staff which consists of a leadership team and committee members. These students work toward the administration, promotion, organization and additional fundraising for all of the festivities attributed to the event. The efforts culminate into a massive, 24-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping, dance marathon, scheduled for spring 2011.

Since its inception in 2005, DanceBlue has raised more than $2 million dollars for pediatric cancer research and the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic.

For more information about DanceBlue, contact the Center for Community Outreach at (859) 257-9385.