The Hamburg Journal Health calendar is full of special events that raise awareness for a variety of important health issues, as well as fitness classes and runs/walks.



Assistant Dean in College of Nursing Designated a Master of Critical Care Medicine
By Sally Evans

healthUniversity of Kentucky College of Nursing Professor and Assistant Dean of MSN and DNP Program Studies Carol Thompson was designated a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) at the SCCM 48th Critical Care Congress in San Diego held Feb. 17-20.


healthDanceBlue: For the Kids
DanceBlue is a student-run organization at the University of Kentucky that raises money for the Golden Matrix Fund. The event is a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that students participate in. The goal of the Golden Matrix Fund is to provide care and support for the kids with pediatric cancer through giving them and their parent’s comfort.

Through 13 years of this student-run organization, more than $13 million has been raised and in addition this fund has been able to allow the hiring of vital staff in the clinic such as a Childlife Specialist. Last year alone $1,804,068.77 was raised during the 24-hour event.

In 2017, DanceBlue fulfilled a pledge of $1.225 million to open a new DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. This new clinic is more than double the size of the previous one where families and patients are able to receive more privacy through available resources and space.

Where did your Rite Aid Prescription go?
The Hamburg Rite Aid on Executive Drive closed its pharmacy on February 20, and the rest of store is scheduled to close on March 6. Prescriptions at the Executive Drive location will be transferred to the Rite Aid/Walgreens in Eastland, off Winchester Road.

Benefiting KY Children’s Hospital
Lexus of Lexington will raffle away a new 2019 Lexus ES 350 on March 10 as part of the sixth annual Lexus for the Little Ones fundraiser to support Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH).



March 1, 8, 15, 22   Friday Night Lights, 6 pm, CrossFit Maximus

March 2         DanceBlue 2019, 8 pm, Memorial Coliseum

March 8         Franke: Cocktails & Casino Night, 7:30 pm, The Carrick House

March 9         Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K, 8:30 pm, Versailles

March 16      13th Annual Shamrock Shuffle, 8 am, downtown Lexington

March 21        Employment for Youth Disabilities, 6:30 pm, Coldstream Research Campus

March 23        Branching Out 5K, 8 am, Hisle Farm Park



This article also appears on page 14 and 15 of the March 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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