BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana University Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking $3.2 million for Riley Hospital for Children this year.
More than 3,000 people participated in the 24th annual IUDM, which was held at the IU Tennis Center. Participants did not sit or sleep for an entire 36 hours.
Dancers learned a line dance, competed in a basketball tournament and other games, listened to Riley families share their stories and watched a Riley-kid talent show.
“Surpassing $3.2 million for the benefit of kids at Riley Hospital for Children is an incredible accomplishment. Dedication and selfless attitudes have prevailed for 24 years promoting a can-do attitude amongst all IUDM participants. IUDM is one of the most respected student organizations across the country. Our hearts of gratitude extend to the students who work diligently year-round to achieve this success,” said Jason Mueller, director of regional communications, Riley Children’s Foundation.
The event has now raised around $20 million for the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital.