#KCDanceBlue planned for October 17

Efforts to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer continue in the Knox County Public Schools following the conclusion of September’s national Childhood Cancer month.

During the month of September, Knox schools coordinated a variety of community-wide activities and events to increase awareness for the disease.  On September 19, the two groups combined to “Go Gold” by wearing gold, releasing balloons, and decorating storefronts.

Now, Knox County and Knox Central High School students have an opportunity to directly support Kentucky families impacted.

KC DanceBlue, trending online as #KCDanceBlue, will be sponsoring a mini-marathon for UK DanceBlue on October 17, 2015, 6pm until midnight, at Knox Central High School.

It is the mission of the University of Kentucky Dance Marathon, UK DanceBlue, to create an organization that operates through the support and leadership of the UK students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the 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.

All money raised by KC DanceBlue and UK DanceBlue directly supports The Golden Matrix Fund.

Click here to read an informational letter from the KC DanceBlue committee

Click here to download a registration form for KC DanceBlue marathon

Click here to view a video message from Vandy Laxton (Harley Laxton’s mom) about the importance of DanceBlue

Frequently Asked Questions

What is KC DanceBlue?

KC DanceBlue is a dance marathon formed from UK’s DanceBlue. It is a fundraiser for the Golden Matrix Fund and therefore assists those treated at the DanceBlue Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Who does the fundraising?

Each dancer that signs up to participate in KC DanceBlue must raise a minimum of $15.00 to participate.

How do dancers handle the money?

Students will need to submit at least $15.00 1 week before the marathon. Checks can be made out to UK DanceBlue

What is required of a dancer?

1. Meet fundraising requirements.

2. Full adherence of school rules throughout the marathon.

3. Attendance for the duration of the marathon.

4. An awesome attitude for the kids!

When is the marathon?

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Knox Central High School