I have been fortunate to be involved in DanceBlue since I was a freshman in high school when older students, who were familiar with DanceBlue at UK, decided to start a mini marathon at my school. I wasn’t sure what DanceBlue was, but I loved being involved in different student organizations and DanceBlue sounded fun.
As a student or donor, it sometimes feels as though the families of DanceBlue are so far away, especially this year. We say For The Kids, but the reality is that sometimes we aren’t given the opportunity to hear the stories of our families until the final hour of the marathon. These families are the
This year has been by far the toughest year to be an advisor, or just to be anyone I am sure. The world is filled with so much uncertainty as we try to fight a virus that seems to never go away or get better. Covid-19 has made us feel uncomfortable in so many ways,
“Mini Marathons can change the world.” This has been the belief of mini marathons chairs for a long time now - and I think they might be right. I remember standing at my first mini marathon, a sophomore in high school, mesmerized by the incredible energy and passion of college students involved with DanceBlue. The
I first heard about DanceBlue during my freshman year of high school. A few of my friends in the grade above me were starting a mini marathon at Henry Clay. I signed up to participate mostly to support them in making the event a success, but quickly my passion for the organization developed. One of
Cancer is something that has affected us all in one way or another. Maybe someone from your hometown was diagnosed with it, or someone in your family, or maybe even you. It is a disease that shows no mercy and attacks adults and children alike. Cancer is a great evil that takes many lives far
Most people can imagine—with a fair degree of accuracy—the thought processes within the minds of children who are newly diagnosed with life-threatening conditions such as cancer. The same is true concerning the parents of sick children. Obviously, both parties are subject to the vice grip of terror that cancer instills, for the fear of losing
The weekend after my first DanceBlue marathon, I went home to visit my family. I remember being so excited to share the important lessons I'd learned in those seemingly short 24 hours (I was also pretty excited to show off the dance moves I'd acquired). When talking to my family about the marathon, my little
My first DanceBlue clinic experience was a little less than a year ago, and it is an experience I will never forget. While I was walking over to the clinic, I remember thinking of all the possible scenarios that could happen. Not only was I sweating from the September heat, but I was sweating because
Going into my senior year of high school, I was unsure of where I would attend college in the future. Unlike many of my friends and classmates, I didn’t grow up a die-hard UK fan, so the school never had that appeal to me. In fact, I never planned on applying to UK at all.