Rally for Riley To Collect Funds for Riley Children’s Hospital

(BEDFORD) – Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924.

Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. Riley Children’s Foundation also supports Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home.

Every gift makes an impact. That is why 1340 WBIW, Litefm 102.5 and Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK with Walmart will Rally for Riley to collect funds for Riley Children’s Hospital.

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, radio personalities will be at the Bedford Walmart collecting donations from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Derrick Weidner will entertain the crowd from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Golden Corral will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers with all the proceeds to benefit Riley.

Ten percent of your total purchases on Friday at Magic Morning and Thursday at Railroad Cafe in Mitchell will be donated to benefit the children at Riley.

Don’t forget to drop your spare change at buckets placed at Ben Franklin, Growby’s, O’Reilly, Subway and Terry’s 66 service station all located in Mitchell.

The dedicated team at Riley Hospital could not deliver expert family-centered care and breakthrough pediatric research without extensive donor support.

Everyone has the power to make a difference for Riley Hospital, from school children to corporate partners to Riley families and friends.

The Foundations vision is to ensure children have access to exceptional healthcare by funding pediatric research, education and care. They raise funds statewide and steward assest for the kids.

The goal is to raise $175,000,000 by 2020 to transform Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health through three high-priority programs:

Pediatric Research and Patient Care

Research and Patient Care

Maternity and Newborn Health

Six hundred babies in Indiana die before their first birthday each year. Indiana’s infant mortality rate is among the highest in the nation. Many of these deaths are preventable. We cannot wait to act when babies’ lives are at stake.

Your gifts are helping Riley hire up to 12 maternal-fetal medicine specialists to address a shortage of care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies. Gifts are also helping create a new Riley Fetal Center to provide comprehensive care for expectant mothers whose babies are diagnosed prenatally with birth defects. With your help, Riley can help save 137 babies’ lives each year by reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate to the national average.