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Mini Marathon Spotlight: Lafayette DanceBlue

By |2019-11-17T19:53:03-05:00November 17th, 2019|

The 2014-2015 school year was the inaugural for Lafayette High School DanceBlue. Alex Francke, a Lafayette and University of Kentucky graduate and the current Miss Kentucky, proposed the idea of starting a mini marathon to the Head Coordinator of LHS Student Council, Ms. Sophie Schwab. From there, they planned the event and fundraised the best

A Day in the Life of Sally Martin

By |2019-11-10T12:47:39-05:00November 10th, 2019|

DanceBlue is the largest student-run philanthropic organization at the University of Kentucky. As a result, it’s no surprise that the Overall Chair of such an organization would live a very busy life. Sally Martin is extremely hard-working and dedicated to her position. However, many do not know what she does on a daily basis. On

There’s No Place like Indian Summer Camp!

By |2019-08-24T12:56:55-05:00August 24th, 2019|

Many of the patients and families served by DanceBlue look forward to summer. Not only because of the sunshine, but also because of Kid Cancer Alliance’s Indian Summer Camp program. Indian Summer Oncology Camp is a weeklong camp that allows kids with cancer to build friendships and focus on just being a kid, rather than

Hyundai Provides “Hope on Wheels” to the DanceBlue Clinic

By |2019-06-25T17:36:44-05:00June 25th, 2019|

Today was a very special day! In the lobby of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the DanceBlue Hematology/Oncology Clinic was given a check for $100,000 from Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels Program. Given to 25 hospitals across the United States, the Impact Awards are used for programmatic support for the selected institution’s pediatric oncology department. This grant

Humans of DanceBlue: Amaya Jones

By |2019-02-28T09:06:41-05:00February 28th, 2019|

https://www.youtube.com/embed/GkdWX0Mi2Fk Name: Amaya Jones Parents: Lori Jones Age: 8 Years of treatment: 2.5 years, in February, she finished her final dose of chemo Hometown: Lexington, KY Type of cancer: Leukemia Tell me about the moment you find out about Amaya’s diagnosis? Lori: Amaya was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 5.

Humans of DanceBlue: Bethany

By |2019-01-08T23:53:22-05:00January 8th, 2019|

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nVo6HPW-E7A Name: Bethany Stephens Parents: Tracy Peck Age:12 Type of cancer: Wilms Tumor/ Kidney cancer Tell me about the moment you find out about Bethany’s diagnosis? Tracy: We first found out about Bethany’s diagnosis before she was six years old. It came up suddenly. For about three months, she had been battling these freakish fevers

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