From the Desk Of: Fundraising Chair Lizzie Rupp

By |2020-12-19T15:06:53-05:00December 19th, 2020|

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.

Humans of DanceBlue: The Gunnell Family

By |2020-11-22T12:48:34-05:00November 22nd, 2020|

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

From the Desk Of: Mini Marathons Chair Lucy Hargis

By |2020-10-30T16:21:43-04:00October 30th, 2020|

“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

From the Desk Of: Corporate Chair Nick Joseph

By |2020-10-19T14:23:05-04:00October 23rd, 2020|

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

From the Desk Of: Operations Chair Will Casto

By |2020-10-16T11:36:36-04:00October 16th, 2020|

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

“I Felt Seen Again”: A Sibling’s Perspective

By |2020-08-07T01:12:41-04:00August 7th, 2020|

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

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