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Volunteer Registration Form
Still interested in getting involved? You are welcome to come to DanceBlue 2013 to cheer everyone on! You may also donate by clicking here.
Thank you for your interest in DanceBlue and the families and children that will benefit from your help. If you have any further questions please contact
DANCEBLUE Restaurant Nights
What is a Restaurant Night?
This is an event held at a participating restaurant that will donate a certain percentage of food (not alcohol) sales to DanceBlue for that night. The percentage is decided by the restaurant and varies on an individual basis. Don't hesitate to make an offer on the percentage you would like to see (please note, amount donated is usually 10‐20%).
How do I set up a Restaurant Night?
Call and ask to speak to a manager from a restaurant listed below. Tell them you are involved with DanceBlue and would like to set up a night where a certain percentage of food sales will go toward DanceBlue. Be sure to inform the manager that DanceBlue benefits the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic and cancer research at the Markey Cancer Center. Once a date is selected, fill out an Event Submission Form (three weeks in advance) and turn into CCO or email your request to
How do I advertise for our Restaurant Night?
What do I do after the event?
Make sure to speak with manager prior to event regarding the form of donation. Request they make a check to UK DanceBlue. (We have a tax exemption number so that they can deduct the check from their taxes found on the website.) You can deposit this money to the Student Center Ticket Office and it will go toward your DanceBlue team's fund.
Restaurants that are definitely willing to have a fundraiser night:
B. D. Mongolian Grill‐ 2309 Sir Barton Way (859) 457‐9910Max and Erma's‐ 3030 Lakecrest Cir. (859) 224‐3440Mellow Mushroom 503 S Upper St. (859) 281‐6111Los Alazanes‐ 861 South Broadway (859) 233‐1230Firehouse Subs- (859) 226-0111Abuelo's‐ 3395 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 971‐0922Rafferty's- Nicholasvile Rd. (859) 278-9427
Ramsey's- (859) 264-9396Melting Pot- (859) 254-6358Tin Roof- (859) 317-9111Bella Notte‐3715 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 245‐5292Tony Roma's- 161 Lexington Green Circle (859) 272-7526Applebee's‐All Locations. (859) 224‐8937Bourbon N Toulouse- Euclid (859) 335-0300Dunkin Donuts- S. Broadway (859) 233-0224Fazoli's- Euclid (859) 233-0022Krispy Kreme's- Ricmond Road (859) 266-2641
Restaurants we have contacted, but need more information from the specific team that would have the fundraiser:
DeSha's‐101 N. Broadway (859)‐259‐377Sawyers- W. Main St. (859) 281-6022Olive Graden- Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-8334PF Changs- Nicholasville Rd. (859) 271-1165Chipotle- Limestone (859) 389-6643Cheapside (Large Team)‐ 131 Cheapside (859) 254‐0046Tropical Smoothie Café‐ 1060 Chinoe Rd. (859) 269‐2233Hooter's‐3101 Richmond Rd. (859) 269‐8521Buffalo Wild Wings‐1080 S Broadway (606) 233‐2999Rincon‐818 E Euclid Ave. (859) 268‐8160Bonefish‐ 2341 Sir Barton Way, (859) 233‐3474Bar Louie- 161 Lexington Green Cir (859) 273-7985
Restaurants we have contacted and said no; (please do not contact them):
Pazzo'sMalone'sAtomic CaféBakers 360Buddy'sCheddarsTomoFive Guys
You are more than welcome to call any other restaurant not on this list. Members of your team may have contacts at other restaurants and you're more than welcome to have a fundraising night there.
**Before you finalize plans with restaurants please make sure to fill‐out an EVENT SUBMISSION FORM
You are more than welcome to call any other restaurant not on this list. Members of your team may have contacts at other restaurants and you’re more than welcome to have a fundraising night there.
Gift Wrap Your Holidays with a Smile is an annual holiday fundraising event sponsored by Amazon.com for non-profit organizations. The event lasts for roughly one month and is held at their facility at 1850 Mercer Road in Lexington. Participants wrap gifts purchased by Amazon.com customers.
Volunteers who work morning and afternoon weekday shifts are paid 75 cents per item wrapped, since past experience has shown that it is harder to find volunteers to work those shifts. Volunteers who work evening and weekend shifts are paid 60 cents per item wrapped.
The fundraiser begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues until December 23rd. Amazon is using a new system to sign up for volunteering. This will require us to reserve days for you to choose from to wrap at Amazon.
They are also requiring a training session for all organizations before the opportunity begins. We will schedule a couple of training sessions to take place on campus. In order to participate in this fundraiser every member of your team who wishes to do so MUST attend one of the training sessions.
In this fundraiser you will sit at a table and wrap gifts for customers who purchase items from Joseph-Beth. Money is raised through donations but customers whom you have gift wrapped for. As of now this fundraiser is just for SMALL teams only but if they do not get filled it will be opened to medium and large teams.
The dates available are:
General Canning Guidelines
Canning is the term given to carrying our labeled DanceBlue cans and collecting donations outside popular sporting events or neighborhoods. There is a set of guidelines outlined in the rules and regulations, but here is a general how-to:
Football Canning Dates:
Men's Basketball Games:
Men's Basketball Canning Dates:
Nov. 1 (Mon) TBA.Nov. 5 (Fri) TBA.Nov. 12 (Fri) TBANov. 30 (Tues) TBA.Dec. 11 (Sat) 5:15 p.m.Dec. 18 (Sat) TBADec. 22 (Wed) TBADec. 28 (Tues) TBAJan. 3 (Mon.) 7:00Jan. 15 – (Sat) 4:00.Jan. 29 – (Sat) 4:00.Feb. 8 – (Tues) 9:00.Feb. 15 – (Tues) 7:00.Feb. 19 – (Sat) 4:00Feb. 26 – (Sat) 4:00March 1 – (Tues) 9:00
You may only sign up for one basketball game and one football game. This is to ensure that the canning opportunities are distributed fairly.
YOU MUST SIGN IN AND SIGN OUT FOR CANNING! This can be done at the front desk in the CSI. Cans must be picked up by Friday at noon and returned no later than Monday at 5 p.m. at the front desk in the CSI.
Money can be turned into the ticket office in the student center. (Ticket office will not take coins amounting to more than a dollar)
You can go to the Federal Credit Union and get them rolled right down from the ticket office.
If you do not return your cans/money by Monday at 5 p.m. you will NOT be able to sign up for the next canning event and will be deducted 300 spirit points.
**Reminder there is a code of Conduct when canning:
DanceBlue Code of Ethics:
1.1.1 DanceBlue strongly enforces a strict zero tolerance policy with drinking and any other illegal substance while canning or participating in any event associated with DanceBlue.
Other Canning Opportunities may arise and will be communicated to you.
Letter Writing Campaign
Sending family and friends a solicitation letter is one of the most effective and easy ways you can help the kids and DanceBlue! These easy steps could possibly bring in thousands of dollars for your organization's DanceBlue fund.
Available Letter Packaging Nights:
* If your team would like to send out letters, but cannot make one of these times, you may contact Emily Rentschler or Ryan Kidd to arrange an alternate time that your team may stuff the envelopes. Be sure to give sufficient notice if you are planning on a time other than those aforementioned.
**All Letter Writing Nights will be held in the Center for Community Outreach, rm 106 of the Student Center.
DanceBlue Bake Sale
Bake sales are a classic way to fundraise money! It is a way to get many members of your organization involved and an easy and fun way to fundraise! We have provided information regarding setting up bake sales for you below:
Where and how can my team hold a bake sale?
Fill out an event submission form and turn it in to the DanceBlue office in the CCO (room 106 student center)
Fill out the proper documents:1. Lexington Health Dept. Application--------You need to fill out date of bake sale, your name, address, phone number and signature.2. UK Intent to Solicit on Campus--------You need to fill out your name (responsible for request), your organization (your DanceBlue team), possible dates of bake sale, location of activity*, and signature. *Hall of Fame at Nursing Bldg. across from Cafeteria or Student Center Patio or across from Starbucks. These three are very successful and easy for approval.
Registered Student Organizations can reserve space on their own in either location.--For the Student Center visit room 209 in the Student Center and fill out one of the Facilities Reservation Forms. --For Hall of Fame at Nursing Building call the provost' office (257-1063)
Non-Student Organizations will turn in the Health Department form and Intent to solicit form to the DanceBlue office and we will fax them and make the reservation for you. You must turn in these forms at least two weeks in advance to the event. You will receive an email confirming your bake sale.
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Available dates will soon be made ready for you. Pick your top three choices and turn in to Mallory. She will let you know if you are matched with a bake sale there! Be on the lookout for an email soon!
Wal-Mart will provide a table and location for you. Once you schedule a bake sale you simply show up and go to customer service desk and ask for a table.
How does my team run a bake sale?
Teams that have participated in DanceBlue in the past may register their team for the 2013 marathon during the priority window of August 27 to September 7. New teams may begin registering September 10. Contact Team Relations Chair Liz Pawley at
The tremendous amount of funds raised for DanceBlue is achieved through students' solicitation. There are numerous methods of solicitation: friends and family letters, door-to-door solicitation, online donations, phone solicitation, and canning.
We encourage teams to be creative in their fundraising methods. Many teams come up with original fundraisers not otherwise listed on the website. If your team is considering hosting such an event, you must complete an Event Submission Form or Event Submission Form you may fill out the online form found here. By completing this form, DanceBlue will be able to help market your event by adding it to our website calendar. Keep in mind that these forms must be submitted three weeks before your event date and you must receive approval before hosting your event. Any money raised without the permission of DanceBlue will not be accredited towards that team's total.
Be sure to fill out and turn in this form if you plan on soliciting any company. Intent to Solicit Form
Pledge Books are a great way to increase funds raised for the Golden Matrix Fund. They allow potential donors to feel more secure in their contributions and increase the number of available donors. Donors have the choice of pledging a flat rate or an hourly rate. This hourly rate would then be multiplied by 24 (for the 24 hours of the Dance Marathon). These two are clear options in the pledge book.
Books can be picked up in the CCO (room 106 of the Student Center) at the beginning of the fall semester (instructions included). Remember, if you don't think that you can fill up an entire pledge book – SHARE!
For any other specific fundraising information check the DanceBlue Fundraising packet (PDF Version - Right Click Save-As).
DanceBlue provides financial and emotional support for the children and families living with childhood cancer. Through the Golden Matrix Fund these families receive services that help them fight this disease. By donating to DanceBlue you can help the children and their families in their fight as well as help to beat cancer throughout Kentucky.
If you would like to set up an annual gift to DanceBlue click here!
If you would like to make a pledge to DanceBlue click here!
DanceBlue and the Golden Matrix Fund are programs and funds within the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky is an agency and instrumentally of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is maintained by the Commonwealth pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statutes 164.100 - 164.280.
Accordingly, the University of Kentucky is an organization described in 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986; further, the University is not a private foundation within the meaning of Code 509. The University, as an agency of the Commonwealth, does not receive a classification from the I.R.S.
The University of Kentucky's Federal Employer Identification Number is 61-6001218. The University of Kentucky's sales tax exemption number is A276.
Should you have questions regarding the University's tax status, you may contact R. Bruce Lankford, UK Associate General Counsel at (859) 257-2936.
DanceBlue's mission is to help conquer childhood cancer in Kentucky. After just five short years, we have seen the effects of DanceBlue in the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic and on students throughout campus. Corporations are an integral part of our success each year, and we encourage you to get involved with this worthy cause. Thank you in advance for joining us in this effort.
If you would like to become a Corporate Partner, please contact our Corporate Relations Chair at
Welcome to the newest addition to DanceBlue! This year boasts the third year that high schools will be involved in DanceBlue's mission to raise money and provide emotional support to the DanceBlue KCH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic through hosting a Mini Marathon.
A special thanks to all those who made DanceBlue 2013 possible. Check back soon for ways to help with DanceBlue 2014!
To make a donation please click the link below.
University of Kentucky DanceBlueStudent Volunteer Center106 Student CenterUniversity of KentuckyLexington, KY 40506-0030(859) 257-9385
It is the mission of the University of Kentucky Dance Marathon, DanceBlue, to create a multi-faceted organization that operates through the support and leadership of the UK students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Lexington community. The organization enhances the lives of children and families suffering from childhood cancer through the Golden Matrix Fund, and therefore serves the Bluegrass by assisting those treated at the University of Kentucky Pediatric Oncology Clinic.