WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday Purdue Dance Marathon's biggest event of the year is going on.
It's the 18 hour dance marathon that will take place at the rec center on campus.
Thousands of students will stay on their feet throughout Saturday night and Sunday morning for all of the kids battling illness at Riley Hospital for Children.
The philanthropy's message is Live the Legacy.
One PUDM member, Jeremy Dewell, said it's his favorite event of the year and a memory he will have forever.
"I will always remember those 18 hours that I stood next to some of my best friends and made memories that will last a lifetime," said Dewell. "It is just so invigorating and you know the discomfort that you have it is so much worse for those kids fighting at Riley."
During the event, participants will also experience entertainment acts, bands and DJs, a Riley kid talent show, fundraising challenges, stories from Riley kids and their families.
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