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Purdue Dance Marathon raises more than 1.2 Million for Riley Hospital for Children

Purdue University hosts it’s 15th annual Dance Marathon

Posted: Nov 10, 2018 6:53 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2018 6:16 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University hosts it’s 15th annual Dance Marathon. The 18-hour long event doesn't require dancing but celebrating and fund raising is encouraged.

This year, Purdue students hit a record breaking total of $1,207,476.23 That is nearly $100,000 more than they raised last year. Along with a night of fund raising, students are also playing games, enjoying live music and food with Riley Hospital patients. 

More than 40 Riley kids and families were in attendance. PUDM President Becca Anglen said the event is mutually beneficial for the kids and the students.

“The kids get this undivided college kid attention and they just think it is the most awesome thing, and our college students really get to learn how to work with kids and appreciate kids that come from all types of background,” said Anglen.

Last year, Purdue students raised more than $1.1 Million for Riley Hospital. Anglen said each year this event brings a bigger turn out, which raises more money, and she hopes this trend continues.

“We want to keep building this movement. We want to make sure that everybody knows what PUDM is, what Riley is, what kind of services they provide and ultimately raise as much money as we can so they can figure out some solutions to some of these diseases,” said Anglen.

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