We Want You to Join Us at DanceBlue!


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2014) – The 10th annual University of Kentucky DanceBlue dance marathon is right around the corner and nearly 1,000 participants will flood Memorial Coliseum for 24 hours on February 14 and 15 to fight pediatric cancer. The marathon begins at 2 p.m. Saturday and concludes 24 hours later. Guests are invited to visit anytime during the duration of the event to encourage students dancing in this year’s marathon.

Those who plan to attend DanceBlue 2015 should enter Memorial Coliseum through the Lexington Avenue entrance at the Joe Craft Center. After entering Memorial Coliseum, guests will be directed to the grandstand area where they can view the marathon. DanceBlue 2015 will consist of themed hours where dancers will participate in activities throughout the marathon. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, DanceBlue will host a Talent Show hour featuring patients from the clinic, a Celebration of Life Hour where we remember those who have been lost, and culminate with the fundraising total reveal at approximately 1:30 p.m.

In addition, a silent auction will occur in the concourse of Memorial Coliseum from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Potential bidders can also participate in the silent auction through the DanceBlue Facebook page from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

The DanceBlue “Bluetique” will sell a wide assortment of DanceBlue merchandise from 3:30-8:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15.

DanceBlue alumni are encouraged to attend during the marathon. Alumni should enter through the Lexington Avenue entrance and continue to the second level of Memorial Coliseum to the alumni viewing area.

Donations can be made online or at the marathon until Sunday, Feb. 15.

DanceBlue is UK’s 24 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and the DanceBlue KCH Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Now in its tenth year, DanceBlue has raised more than $6.5 million for pediatric cancer research and child life efforts. Give to DanceBlue here and connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danceblue and on Twitter at twitter.com/UKDanceBlue.


DanceBlue is a program housed in the UK Center for Community Outreach (CCO). 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. For more information about the CCO, visit getinvolved.uky.edu/cco. Connect with the CCO on Facebook here and on Twitter at twitter.com/ukcco.


DANCEBLUE CONTACT: Michael Danahy, pr@danceblue.org

MEDIA CONTACT: Katy Bennett, katy.bennett@uky.edu, 859-257-1909