Dancer. Committee Member. Volunteer. Donor. If any of these apply to you during your time as a student at the University of Kentucky, that means you had a passion for DanceBlue. As you must know by now, that feeling doesn’t leave you after 4 years. Now that you have moved on from your time as a student, you might be wondering what’s next in your DanceBlue story. We want you to continue to live FTK with friends, family, and co-workers as a DanceBlue Alumni. After all, DanceBlue isn’t four years, it’s for life.
Since DanceBlue began in 2006, thousands of students have participated, volunteered, and donated to DanceBlue in order to fight pediatric cancer. Thank you to all of our alumni who have worked tirelessly to grow DanceBlue into the incredible organization that it is today. Over the past 14 years, we have raised over 13.4 million dollars for the Golden Matrix Fund to benefit the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. This organization would not be where it is today or have the success we’ve seen without the students that saw something great in the past years. The beauty of DanceBlue is that you don’t have to have a specific title to support it, that can be done through simply telling someone new about one of the University of Kentucky’s most-loved traditions. Holding watch parties with a local Alumni Club, coming back to Lexington for the marathon, donating online, or hosting one of your own fundraisers are all ways to get involved as alumni.
As DanceBlue Alumni, you have a special reason to look back with joy on your college years. The community that surrounds this organization reaches far beyond four years and will continue to stretch as far as DanceBlue supporters go. Attending your last marathon as a student may have been bittersweet, but the opportunities to continue to fight FTK as an alumni are unlimited. The future of DanceBlue will always be bright when students, alumni, and families come together to support and fight for our purpose.
2019 Overall Chairman
2019 Alumni Coordinator