Shop Local Kentucky: Supporting University of Kentucky's DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund
Shop Local Kentucky 2017 DanceBlue Team A Project of DanceBlue - Golden Matrix Fund - Dance Teams
Our team is a group of students at the University of Kentucky who are representing Shop Local Kentucky, a local business here in Lexington, Kentucky, at the DanceBlue Marathon. We could not be more excited for the DanceBlue Marathon and appreciate any gifts!
All efforts support the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic through the Golden Matrix Fund, as well as the Markey Cancer Center.This year, the Shop Local Kentucky Team has a goal of raising $2,000 for the 2017 DanceBlue Marathon. Please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a gift to our team. Through 11 years of DanceBlue, more than $9.8 million has been raised to support:
- The construction of a new hematology/oncology clinic at the Kentucky Children's Hospital that will expand the capacity of the clinic as well as provide a more convenient and comfortable experience for the families.
- The hiring of vital staff in the clinic such as a Child Life Specialist who provides encouragement and distraction to help the child emotionally handle their diagnosis and the treatments.
- A school intervention specialist has been brought on as an advocate for the patients within schools to ensure they do not fall behind in classes as a result of their treatments.
- Patient support programs such as the "Beads of Courage" program that each child receives after cancer treatments.