IU Dance Marathon Raises $4.25 Million For Riley Hospital for Children

(BLOOMINGTON) – This year’s IU Dance Marathon raised more than $4.25 million for the Riley kids.

The total number was released Sunday at $4,257,143.23.

The marathon began at 8 p.m. Friday night and concluded at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

More than 4,000 IU students stayed awake and were on their feet for 36 hours as part of the marathon.

IU Dance Marathon…. fund raiser for Riley Children’s Hospital! Several of These kids got started at 8:00pm Friday night. It concludes at 8:00 AM Sunday morning. Yep… that’s 36 hours w no sleep!! Oh, and Megan Johnson is one of a few crazies that will not sit down this entire time!!

Posted by Ted Johnson on Saturday, November 16, 2019
Video by Ted Johnson

Since 1991, the IU University Dance Marathon, a student organization, focused on yearlong fundraising for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, has become the second-largest student-run philanthropy project in the world. The marathon has raised more than $40 million for Riley Kids.