Dance Maroon


Hannah Turley, Co Editor and Chief

This is a student run organization that raises funds year-round and culminates in a 6-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. All students are encouraged to get involved in fundraising on-going events. Mrs. Patrick, a teacher at our school, is in charge of everything for it. Along with other schools and colleges, everyone gets involved in this program. Some do it for the full 24 hours, but we do it for 6 hours.

Last year, we had our first dance maroon. It was a success; many came and enjoyed themselves. During the event, they had dances, and played games; making sure to stay active without sitting. It was open to everyone, including middle school students and parents.

Last year our school raised over $4,475. All funds go to the Dance Blue organization, who donate to the UK Markey Cancer Center in support of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. We hope to raise even more this year, with more and more people getting involved!