"It's amazing what we can accomplish when we're in it together".

Christine, Fiona, Sumaya, Susan, & Yasmine

Can't Stop Won't Stop Dancing 2017 DanceBlue Team A Project of DanceBlue - Golden Matrix Fund - Dance Teams

DanceBlue is a year long fundraising effort, culminating in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping, dance marathon right in the heart of the University of Kentucky campus. 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 Can't Stop, Won't Stop Dancing Team has a goal of raising $4,500 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.

How did DanceBlue begin?

It all began with a child, Jarrett Mynear, who was born on April 16, 1989. At age two, he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer that he would battle for 11 years. At age 10, he started Jarrett's Joy Cart to distribute donated toys to all the children staying in the hospital, which is still going today. His philosophy was that in each moment of joy, there is healing.

During the last week of his life in 2002, Jarrett created a list of requests, one of which was to raise funds for improving the Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinic at Kentucky Children's Hospital. After finding support from the Office of Student Involvement, and presenting the idea to several campus organizations, DanceBlue and the Golden Matrix Fund was born. In its first year, DanceBlue was able to raise $123,323.16, breaking all fundraising records for a first year dance marathon event completely run by students.

Please support the DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund by making a gift to the Can't Stop Won't Stop Dancing Team today! Remember, every penny counts For The Kids and Christine Fulton, Fiona Reid, Sumaya Shalash, Susan Schuldt and Yasmine Shalash appreciate your support!

If you have any questions about our team, DanceBlue, or if you would like to stay updated on our efforts, please feel free to email us at yasmineshalash@gmail.com.

We dance For The Kids, and Can't Stop and Won't Stop with your help!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Supported by 30 Donations:

  • Kathleen and Daniel  A.
    I Gave $35
    In support of Susan Schuldt
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Naema S.
    I Gave $75
    Good luck Sumaya, I love you girl!
  • Sofia K.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck girls. Great cause. Xox
  • Hasan A.
    I Gave $100
    Great way to give back and help a great cause!!! Good luck y'all!!!
  • Valerie S.
    I Gave $50
    Go Girls!
  • Mary M.
    I Gave $50
  • Suraya S.
    I Gave $25
    Second donation because I've got TWO awesome nieces participating :)
  • Suraya S.
    I Gave $25
    I'm so proud of and inspired by you ladies!
  • Charles I.
    I Gave $500
    Good Luck Susan and Friends!
  • Kellye G.
    I Gave $20
    In honor of Christine Fulton.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $40
    Fiona's Taxi Fundraiser
  • Tamara F.
    I Gave $50
    Great job Susan Schuldt, happy to support you. Rich and Tammy
  • Carly C.
    I Gave $15
    Kick butt!!!
  • Susan M.
    I Gave $250
    You're the Best!! Always take the chance to Dance!!
  • Seamus R.
    I Gave $5
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Great cause
  • Barb D.
    I Gave $35
    Dance On, Fiona & Friends! So proud of y'all!!! luv Aunt Barb & Uncle Pete
  • Sheila J.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck Fiona, have fun!
  • Patty  D.
    I Gave $100
    Good Luck to you and your team FIONA! When you get really tired - just do a little jig. The Derrig's
  • Diane E.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck to you on achieving your fundraising goal!
  • Thomas G.
    I Gave $100
    Good luck Fiona
  • Ed R.
    I Gave $100
    To honor our granddaughter, Christine Fulton, who survived childhood leukemia! Rainey & Ed Rapp
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $56.32
    Fiona's Taxi Fundraiser
  • Renee F.
    I Gave $500
    In honor of my favorite cancer survivor, Christine Fulton.
  • Renee F.
    I Gave $400
    In honor of my favorite cancer survivor, Christine Fulton
  • Jill M.
    I Gave $75
  • Louise S.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck! What a great cause!
  • Bilal S.
    I Gave $5
    Good luck y'all, remember it's all FTK!!!