Support the College of Medicine DanceBlue Team!

Join us as we raise support for the DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund

College of Medicine 2018 DanceBlue Team A Project of DanceBlue - Golden Matrix Fund - Dance Teams

DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. All of the money that is raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and well into the future through an endowment. DanceBlue also helps to provide funds to support research at the UK Markey Cancer Center.

The Golden Matrix Fund was created to benefit the DanceBlue KCH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic patients and families. Childhood cancer not only affects the child physically, but it also creates many emotional and financial difficulties for the entire family. The goal of the Golden Matrix Fund is to provide care and support for the kids through giving them and their parent's comfort.

This year, the College of Medicine has a goal of raising $8,000 for the 2018 DanceBlue Marathon. Please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a gift to our team.

Through 12 years of DanceBlue, more than $11 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.
As physicians-in-training at the University of Kentucky, we have been afforded the unique opportunity to be immersed in the patient experience in our day-to-day lives. Throughout our time here at the University of Kentucky, no organization has done more to care for the young patients at UK Chandler Hospital than DanceBlue, and we are proud to have the opportunity to help contribute to this incredible cause.

Please support the DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund by making a gift to the College of Medicine Team today!

$9,608 Raised
120% towards $8,000 Goal

Supported by 59 Donations:

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  • Timothy M.
    I Gave $50
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    I Gave $100
  • Joseph I.
    I Gave $200
    THANK YOU to the COM Dance Blue Dance team from all of us at KCH Pediatric Surgery.
  • robert g.
    I Gave $100
  • Peter S.
    I Gave $50
    Keep the good work UKCOM students!
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    I Gave $200
    From pancake breakfast
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    I Gave $100
    Go Sarah!! So excited for you!!
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  • Aubrey S.
    I Gave $150
    So proud of you all! FTK!
  • Rose  P.
    I Gave $100
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    I Gave $1,810.87
    From UKCOM DB venmo
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    I Gave $102
    For Tolu Odukoya
  • Stacey H.
    I Gave $100
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    I Gave $100
    FTK shirts from cash
  • John and Carol S.
    I Gave $50
    Please credit Matt Henry... he's working so hard as a student and as a fundraiser for this cause!
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  • Steve and Elizabeth  A.
    I Gave $100
    nk you to Claci Walls and the Med school team!
  • Valorie H.
    I Gave $30
  • Leslie G.
    I Gave $100
  • Mark H.
    I Gave $450
  • Ally M.
    I Gave $75
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    I Gave $175
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    I Gave $100
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    Good luck Megan Freeman!!
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    I Gave $100
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    I Gave $50
  • Yona S.
    I Gave $100
  • Karen & Ken S.
    I Gave $25
    In honor of Megan Single!
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