KWC to host first DancePurple event

October 4, 2018 | 3:06 am

Updated October 3, 2018 | 10:02 pm

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The year 2019 will see the first ever Kentucky Wesleyan College DancePurple event.

Inspired by the University of Kentucky’s DanceBlue, KWC will host its first six-hour mini-marathon to support and raise awareness for childhood cancer Feb. 16, 2019.

The 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon 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.

The goal of the Golden Matrix Fund is to provide comfort and support for children and their parents.

Kentucky Wesleyan College students, staff, faculty and alumni will be dancing, playing games, and dedicating their time to the kids and families in the hematology/oncology clinic.

If you would like to participate in KWC’s first DancePurple event, anyone is welcome to sign up and participate, including community members.

KWC is not the only local school helping raise funds to support childhood cancer. Apollo High School has been putting on their own DanceBlue since 2014 and was the first high school in western Kentucky to do a mini-marathon. This year’s Apollo’s DanceBlue will take place Jan. 20, 2019.

If you have any questions email [email protected] To learn more about the original DanceBlue event visit www.danceblue.org.

October 4, 2018 | 3:06 am

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