Support the Heart & Sole DanceBlue Team

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

Heart & Sole 2018 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.

What sets our team apart from the others is how one of our team members has had personal experience with what it is like having pediatric cancer. Emily Dawson, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer 4 years ago and was treated here at the DanceBlue Hematology/Oncology clinic. During treatments, she got to experience DanceBlue firsthand and all that they do for the kids!


Last year after all of our hard work fundraising and supporting DanceBlue throughout the year, our team was awarded the "Best New Team" award!

This year, Heart & Sole have a goal of raising $6,500 for the 2018 DanceBlue Marathon. Please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a gift to our team!


Through 11 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.

Please support the DanceBlue-Golden Matrix Fund by making a gift to the Heart & Sole team today!

$3,442 Raised
52% towards $6,500 Goal

Supported by 55 Donations:

  • Patrick  D.
    I Gave $100
    Happy to support oncology research and Jade Dries as she is driving this donation.
  • Julie  P.
    I Gave $50
  • Patti B.
    I Gave $20
    Happy birthday, Lauren!
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    Anonymous
  • morgan g.
    I Gave $10
    Morgan Green
  • Jane C.
    I Gave $30
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $60
    Good luck!!
  • Mary R.
    I Gave $50
  • Hannah B.
    I Gave $132
    hannah belcher
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
    FTK!!!
  • Sarah S.
    I Gave $100
    Morgan Green GO! Love,Cousin Hawk
  • Mackenzie  N.
    For your soon to be swollen feet :)
  • Bridgette B.
    Go Jade! Your ggbig loves you!!!!
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    Anonymous
    DanceBlue fundraiser
  • Caryn B.
    I Gave $20
    Lauren Craig happy birthday!!
  • Pamela  F.
    I Gave $20
    Lauren craig
  • Macy G.
    I Gave $25
  • Will T.
    I Gave $20
    Dilly Dilly
  • Jordan N.
    I Gave $15
    To Jade, Love, Bradyn
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Maria B.
    I Gave $25
    Have fun Jade Dries! 😘 we love you!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $20
  • Jane C.
    I Gave $50
    For my granddaughter Jade Dries
  • Robert D.
    I Gave $200
    Great cause Jade! So proud of you and thanks for helping those kids!
  • Isaac T.
    I Gave $10
    Jade Dries
  • Scott H.
    I Gave $50
    For Jade Dries the Chihuahua chic!!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $20
    Good luck. Love you Casey Whitehead .
  • Charmaine S.
    I Gave $40
  • Maria T.
    I Gave $100
  • Julie V.
    I love your passion and commitment