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Apollo High School Hosting Dance Blue To Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer Research [VIDEO]

DanceBlue is a 24 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that was started at the University of Kentucky that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund which works to support cancer research at the Markey Cancer Center and social support at DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

Within eleven years, DanceBlue has raised over $9.8 million. Every year, over 100 campus organizations and 800 dancers help raise money to support the Golden Matrix Fund.

Apollo High School Beta club will be hosting its 4th annual 8-hour mini-marathon to support UK’s DanceBlue. The mini-marathon will be held January 15, 2017, from 3-11pm in Apollo’s Gym. Due to the no-sitting, no-sleeping rule while at the marathon everyone will be dancing, playing games, and dedicating their time to the kids and families in the DanceBlue clinic. During each hour there is a different theme that the music and games will support. There will be an inspirational tent set up where students can fill out cards or make a goody bag to send to the children at Owensboro Health Hospital & patients at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center here in Owensboro. Dinner has been donated by local businesses for participants.

Apollo is the first high school on the western side of the state to host a mini-marathon in conjunction with UK. Apollo Alumni, current UK students, and KWC Alpha Omicron Pi sorority will be helping out on Saturday night.

Apollo’s DanceBlue Club has been working all year to spread the information and mission of DanceBlue to students from Apollo, College View and Burns Middle Schools, and four local DCPS elementary schools: Burns, Sorgho, Southern Oaks, and Tamarack. DanceBlue has not only become an Apollo event, but also a community event; Owensboro Catholic High School, the Academy of Young Leaders, and Henderson County High School have all been asked to participate in the marathon. 20 local businesses have donated to our cause already!

If you would like to donate you can contact Melissa Jarboe at Apollo High School at 270-852-7100.

I have personally attended this event and Apollo ROCKS it out!  #SUPPORTDANCEBLUEAHS



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