Burns Elementary School students in grades 2-5 will participate in a DanceBlue marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The event is scheduled from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the school, 4515 Goetz Drive.
A committee of students from Apollo High School will be on hand to facilitate activities throughout the afternoon, including teaching steps to a line dance in which BES students will participate at the top of every hour.
Each hour will have a different theme. One of the highlights will be the opportunity for students to participate in life-sized board games, such as Jenga, Candy Land, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Connect Four.
Students have been collecting money for the DanceBlue and hope to reach a goal of $1,500. Buckets are set up around the school in which students can “vote” for teachers they would like to see kiss a pig or be slimed.
DanceBlue marathons are held across the state, originally organized by the University of Kentucky on behalf of pediatric cancer research at the Markey Cancer Center and to support the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
Apollo High School was the first high school in western Kentucky to host a mini-marathon in conjunction with UK. Since then, Burns and College View middle schools have also participated in the benefit event “For the Kids.”
For more information, visit www.danceblue.org.