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IU Dance Marathon

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BENEFITING: CAUSES FOR KIDS

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THE STORY:

On November 15th, 2013, I will be participating in Indiana University's Dance Marathon, benefiting Riley Hospital for Children. I will be joining thousands of other IU students in a 36-hour marathon that involves dancing, eating, participating in games and activities, and listening to Riley patients' heartwarming stories. We will do all of this while standing and without any sleep.

IU Alumna Jill Stewart established IU Dance Marathon in 1991 after her friend Ryan White lost his battle with AIDS. For 22 years, the marathon has raised money for the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN. Two years ago, IU Dance Marathon completed its original $10 million endowment, making the Infectious Disease Center financially self-sustaining. This year, we are continuing the funding for a new endowment specifically for infectious disease research through the Infectious Disease Center. This research will not only benefit residents of Indiana, but children all over the world.

The success of this event would not be possible without the donations of family and friends. Corporate sponsors cover the cost of hosting that marathon, which enables all money raised by the participants to directly benefit the children at Riley. Donations are crucial because Riley does not turn down any child regardless of financial need. This event truly makes a difference in the lives of so many children and families, and your support would be greatly appreciated. For the kids!

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