UK Dance Blue raises more than one million dollars

LEXINGTON, Ky.(WYMT)- University of Kentucky students danced their way to raising more than one million dollars!

It was all part of the annual Dance Blue event a 24-hour, no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that supports pediatric cancer care and research at the UK Children's Hospital.

Five hundred thousand dollars was raised in the name of a surprise donor, Joy Wills of Egypt in Jackson County, bringing the final amount to just more than 1.6 million dollars. Wills died in August and was a long time supporter of Dance Blue.

The marathon was recently named one of the top ten biggest college fundraisers.

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