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DanceBlue Returns for Its Second Annual Event in February

DanceBlue hopes to exceed the amount of money raised last year.  This is joint event with SCHS.
Kimber Lawrence
DanceBlue hopes to exceed the amount of money raised last year. This is joint event with SCHS.

This year Great Crossing High School and Scott County High School plans to host their second annual fundraiser for DanceBlue on February 24th, 2024 in the GCHS gym.  In the next few weeks, the Dance Blue committee hopes to beat the money raised from last year’s Dance Blue for the Markey Cancer Research Center and the UKs’s Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

DanceBlue’s mission is to be able to give back to their community and those in it. 

Melissa Smith, faculty advisor for the event said, “The DanceBlue mini-marathon is actually a celebration of a year’s worth of hard work fundraising for the University of Kentucky’s Hematology and Oncology unit. Over the course of the past year, our committee has worked hard to complete a golf scramble, pancake breakfast, and many other smaller fundraisers to raise funds for this work to end pediatric cancer.”

While Dance Blue is all about raising money for a good cause, it is also an evening filled with fun and joyful activities for teens to participate in. Smith said,  “That mini-marathon is so much fun! In addition to making a donation to end childhood cancer, purchasing a shirt to attend the mini-marathon will get you into an amazing event. There will be food (Chick-fil-a, Domino’s, popcorn, cotton candy, etc.), games (dodgeball, volleyball, 9-square, rave hour) and a chance for Great Crossing High School to win the first annual Battle of the Birds DanceBlue plaque!”

Junior Andrea Garcia Ruiz said “My favorite part of DanceBlue was truly just being able to hang out with friends while representing a good cause. I’m attending DanceBlue again this year simply just because of the amount of excitement it gave me last year.”

Working for DanceBlue also can lead to making lifelong memories with friends, while knowing you are able to contribute to a cause with people who share the same ideas as you. Senior Macey Dixon said, “I had a lot of friends who were a part of it last year, and I really enjoyed the mini marathon, so I decided to join the committee this year to make it a great experience for other people. Working on DanceBlue has brought me together with other people who are passionate about helping people and allowed me to help bring joy to kids who are going through a horrible situation.”

Junior Olivia Noffsinger serves as a committee member for the program.  The combination of fun with friends and helping others drew her to get involved.  Noffsinger said, “I volunteered for DanceBlue because I heard it was a fun organization that gives you the chance to help kids diagnosed with pediatric cancer. I thought it would be a great opportunity to make new friends while also helping my community.”

Tickets for the event are still available for the event and can be purchased in the cafeterias at both GCHS and SCHS during lunch blocks. 

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Kimber Lawrence
Kimber Lawrence, Staff Reporter
Kimber Lawrence is a junior at Great Crossing High School. This year is Kimber's first year working for The Crossing Chronicle. She loves writing and participating in after school activities and clubs.

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    Annette ManliefFeb 5, 2024 at 9:17 am

    This is such a wonderful cause! So glad is was the focus of an article. Love this!

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    Kristy JohnsonFeb 5, 2024 at 9:15 am

    Great info about an amazing cause. Thank you for this.

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    Marissa HancockFeb 2, 2024 at 2:36 pm

    An AMAZING purpose! Thankful for the passion and leadership of these students!