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DanceBlue to host fundraiser at Greyline Station

DanceBlue 2020
DanceBlue 2020 fundraising total reveal. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2022) — DanceBlue is hosting a fundraiser at Greyline Station in Lexington noon-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

Greyline Station, a 65,000 square foot complex located at 101 West Loudon Ave., is home to a variety of local retail stores, restaurants and event spaces. Greyline Station also houses Julietta Market, which is a public market that features small business kiosks, pop-up shops and galleries from local vendors and artists.

DanceBlue is a philanthropic student organization at the University of Kentucky. Each year in the spring, UK students gather in Memorial Coliseum to stand for 24 hours to support the patients in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Leading up to the dance marathon, students fundraise all year long for their chance to dance.

Seven businesses are participating in the DanceBlue fundraiser: Forage Plants, Old North, North Lime Coffee and Donuts, Rise Up Pizza, Vintage Therapy, Poppy & Pomelo and Nourished Folks. Each of these businesses is donating a portion of their sales from the day to DanceBlue.

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser but would still like to support DanceBlue, you can make a donation at this link.

DanceBlue hosts several fundraisers and events — such as the annual DB5K and silent auction — throughout the year to raise money for the Golden Matrix Fund, which supports the kids and families of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. For more information on upcoming fundraisers and events, visit www.danceblue.org.

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