Local artist to raise funds during March

DanceBlue raised nearly $425,000 during the 24-hour dance marathon on Friday and Saturday, but the opportunity to donate to UK Children’s Hospital isn’t over.

Lexington-based musician Nathan Morris performed Friday night as part of DanceBlue, and agreed to donate 20 percent of the proceeds from his music and merchandise sold in February and March to the Golden Matrix fund, which directly benefits the hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Clinic.

This was Morris’ first year being involved with DanceBlue, but he said he was very excited to help out the cause.

“I want to use the gifts that I have been blessed with to help those who are struggling,” said Morris, a 22-year-old Owensboro native.

Before the event, Morris had raised more than $200, but he said he expects that amount to increase during the marathon and throughout March.

Morris felt a special connection to the event because his aunt has been diagnosed with cancer, and he said that he just wants to give back.

“I am so excited,” said the ambient pop artist. “I can’t wait to help with this great cause.”