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Purdue Dance Marathon is underway, students hope to reach $1.2 million goal

1,800 students are working to raise money for kids battling illness at Riley Hospital for Children.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 8:21 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2019 11:47 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University students are seven-hours into this year's Dance Marathon. This year, 1,800 students are gathered at the university's recreation center.

They're working to raise money for kids battling illness at Riley Hospital for Children. It started on Saturday at 4 p.m. and the event will end at 10 a.m. Sunday. Students will be raising money through on-site activities and social media.

This event ranks one of the largest fundraisers Purdue hosts.  PUDM Public Relations Executive Nadia Geidemann said it's great seeing how much support it gets each year.

"Seeing all the Boilermakers coming together for the kids is truly inspiring," said Giedemann. "I just really hope that they continue to live to the legacy that we are as a leadership team."

Last year, PUDM raised more than $1.2 million. This year's goal is to reach that number or raise more.

If you're interested in helping donate you can do so here.

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