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DanceBlue participants dance at the end of the 2023 DanceBlue Marathon on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Dancing for a difference: UK students give back at DanceBlue

Laurel Swanz and Nina Kovach March 30, 2023

No amount of sleep deprivation could hinder the excitement of everyone involved with DanceBlue when it was announced that they raised over $1.6 million on Sunday night. Despite having spent the last...

DanceBlue chairs reveal that DanceBlue raised $1,650,857.26 during the 2023 DanceBlue Marathon on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

UK DanceBlue raises over $1.6 million at annual dance marathon

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter March 27, 2023

UK DanceBlue hosted its annual 24-hour, no sleeping or sitting dance marathon this weekend, which raised $1,650,857.26 for the DanceBlue Hematology & Oncology Clinic at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.  Dancers...

Students participate in the hourly line dance during the 24-hour DanceBlue marathon on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff File Photo

DanceBlue to host 18th year of raising money ‘For the Kids’

Amy Oakley, Reporter March 6, 2023

DanceBlue, a University of Kentucky student-run organization, raises money for the Golden Matrix Fund through year-long fundraising that concludes with a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon....

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Pediatric vaccination clinic opens at UK HealthCare

Emily Girard December 2, 2021

On Nov. 9, UK HealthCare and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital collaborated to open a pediatric vaccination clinic and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to children.The clinic, located in the UK HealthCare...

University of Kentucky students dance with light up sticks during rave hour at DanceBlue on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. DanceBlue is a philanthropic event where students dance for 24 hours straight to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

This week kicks off DanceBlue ‘Blitz Week’

Hailey Peters September 23, 2019

DanceBlue's Fall Blitz Week is in action on UK's campus.Blitz Week is the final week for team registration for DanceBlue, the 24-hour dance marathon that UK puts on every spring in order to fundraise money...

Jarretts Joy Cart chair Jennifer Mynear stands with volunteers for Jarretts Joy Cart which allows patients at Kentucky Childrens Hospital to shop for and give wrapped presents to their families around Christmas every year. Named after former patient Jarrett Mynear, Jarretts Joy Cart has been a tradition for 19 years. Kentucky Childrens Hospital patients were able to shop for presents on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Legacy of past patient provides Christmas joy to children at hospital

Rick Childress December 19, 2017

Patients at the Kentucky Children's Hospital got a chance to share in the Christmas cheer this holiday season. As a part of the 19th annual Jarrett's Joy Cart, patients entered a room where they got to...

Members of the Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity raise money and awareness for the Childrens Miracle Network.

Rush and Rally 1K raises money and awareness for the kids

Taylon Baker October 12, 2017

Runners and joggers sweated and gasped through a 1K dash on Wednesday night to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network.The Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity said they hosted...

Rush and Rally 1K will benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Sarah Ladd October 9, 2017

Phi Delta Epsilon is hosting its first ever Rush and Rally 1K fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.The name “Rush and Rally” comes from last year’s event, Gold Rush 5k, named for the...

Rave Hour during DanceBlue 2016. Sunday, February 28, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Four years of endurance, philanthropy pays off in unveiling of DanceBlue children’s clinic

Maddi Dyment February 6, 2017

The DanceBlue and Kentucky Children’s Hospital communities gathered in the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital this morning for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the Kentucky Children’s Hospital...


UK alumna gives birth to quintuplets on her birthday

Grace Colville November 30, 2016

UK alumni Katie and Lucas Schaftlein welcomed five babies into their family on Nov. 11. The Schaftleins knew that they wanted to have children, but when Katie had trouble getting pregnant naturally, she...

Head coach Mark Stoops looks on during the UK Football annual spring football game at Commonwealth Stadium. Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff.

Mark Stoops, Kentucky Children’s Hospital cut ribbons on ‘Hall of Champions’

Sports Staff August 2, 2016

UK head football coach Mark Stoops and Kentucky Children's Hospital officials snipped ribbons on the hospital's new Hall of Champions Tuesday.The Hall of Champions is a UK Athletics-themed hallway, a press...

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