DanceBlue raises $1.8 million in 13th marathon


University of Kentucky students participate in the 13th DanceBlue on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. DanceBlue participants raised $1,804,068.77 for pediatric cancer research. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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After 23 and a half hours without sitting or sleeping, DanceBlue participants found out how much money they raised For The Kids: $1.8 million. 

With just minutes left in their 24-hour marathon, more than 1,000 UK students– plus all of the people supporting them in the stands– watched as members of the DanceBlue committee raised cards to reveal the amount raised, $1,804,068.77. 

Last year, for the 2017 marathon, DanceBlue raised $1,785,286.96. All money raised goes to the Golden Matrix Fund, which supports children treated at the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.