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'UK at the Half': The impact of DanceBlue

The DanceBlue marathon in 2020 (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic).
The DanceBlue marathon in 2020 (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic). Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2023) — For this “UK at the Half,” DanceBlue Overall Chair Grace Bush and DanceBlue Community Relations Chair Lauren Grant discuss the upcoming marathon that will take place on March 25-26. 

The student organization DanceBlue has existed on UK’s campus for 18 years. Students involved with Danceblue fundraise all year long with the goal of participating in the 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon. All the proceeds go to the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

“UK at the Half” airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on the radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the “UK at the Half” interview, click the play button above.

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