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DanceBlue Needs You


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2012) – The 2012 DanceBlue dance marathon is just a day away! DanceBlue 2012 kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, and runs for 24 hours, until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Memorial Coliseum. Thousands of students are involved in the marathon, either dancing or volunteering, but if you’re not, here are some ways to be involved and support DanceBlue:

Human Tunnel

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, supporters are asked to gather at the Student Center parking lot to create a human tunnel. When the dancers are released from the Student Center, they will run through the cheering crowd on their way to Memorial Coliseum to kick off the marathon.

Memorial Coliseum will be open to the public for the duration of DanceBlue and everyone is encouraged to attend. At the top of every hour, the famous DanceBlue line dance is done by all 700 dancers. Also, there will be giveaways for spectators each hour from some great Lexington businesses.


Watch the marathon’s live-stream. The video will be broadcast live at  You are especially encouraged to watch the opening of the marathon, from 8-10 p.m. Friday, and the end of the marathon, including the family hours and the final fundraising reveal from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.


Keep in touch with the marathon and the dancers on Twitter ( and Facebook (  If you tweet, please use the official DanceBlue hashtags, #DB12 and #FTK. Tagging your messages this way will help show the dancers and families support!

DanceBlue is UK’s 24 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Now in its seventh year, DanceBlue has raised more than $2.6 million for pediatric cancer research and children with cancer. Give to DanceBlue here and connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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 Connect with the CCO on Facebook here and on Twitter at