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Students dance to raise money for Riley

Students at West Lafayette High School were cutting foot-loose for a cause.

Posted: Apr 6, 2019 5:29 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2019 12:20 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—TheWest Lafayette High School Riley Dance Marathon took place today to help raise money and awareness for Riley Children's Hospital.

Students rallied together to take part in actvities like dancing and games.

Last year the group raised $5,000 above their target goal of $20,000.

This year they are hoping to come in above $25,000.

Students like Cory Adams understand first hand why these fundraisers can make a difference.

"I struggle with a heart issue and, that's what I go to Riley for," said Adams. "So, that's my main thing, it would be for the heart. Not only does it raise awareness for all of Riley Children's Hospital, it's raising money for all of the kids that are in need."

Student Allison Harmen lost a sister to Leukemia in 2008 and believes fundraisers like this one make a difference.

"I think it means that there's a lot of hope out there," said Harmon. "There's a lot of people who care about things like this, and it's a hard time for a lot of families to go through. So, other people raising money, giving hope, making things cheaper."

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