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Team Riley – America Multisport: Ball State Homecoming 5K Walk/Run Blog RSS

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Raise $731,994 for Riley Hospital in six weeks Blog RSS

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Jeff Gordon Strikes It Big for Kids with Cancer at Riley Hospital Blog RSS

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Brevin & Friends Walk/Run for Riley Blog RSS

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Riley Hospital Cancer Center celebrates high school graduates Blog RSS

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Don Schumacher Racing to Unveil Riley Red Wagon Funny Car and Race Suit Blog RSS

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Patients get a “Passport to Adventure” at Riley Cancer Center Prom Blog RSS

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Speedway gives $1,795,788 and funds Bear in the Chair program at Riley Hospital Blog RSS

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Ball State University Dance Marathon Celebrates 7th Year Blog RSS

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IUDM Celebrates Record $2.6 Million for Riley Blog RSS

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Purdue University Dance Marathon Celebrates Record $1 Million Blog RSS

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Announcing 2014 Riley Champions Blog RSS

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Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids to hold fundraising event for Riley Blog RSS

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Jeff Gordon and three Bremen boys share common quest: Conquer cancer Blog RSS

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45 Camp Riley “Venture” campers to receive scuba training Blog RSS

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Tax Season Partnership Supports Riley Children’s Foundation Blog RSS

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Washington Township student honored locally as Riley Champion Blog RSS

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Smell and touch all that nature has to offer in this award-winning, one-week session that gives campers who need one-on-one attention and medical care a chance to experience the great adventures of camp. Campers will explore the environment using their five senses with stimulating activities involving the outdoors, pool, barn, art and one-of-a-kind “Sensory Cave.” This session is specifically designed for youth with cognitive and physical functioning levels assessed between 0 and 48 months and who thrive in a 1-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio.

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Riley Children’s Foundation, Bradford Woods and FranklinCovey customized Venture Beyond the Woods based on feedback received from current and past campers and their parents. Venture Beyond the Woods enhances and extends the core benefits that campers acquire during their time at Camp Riley: ongoing friendships; lifetime memories; and newfound self-esteem. Throughout this two-week session, campers are encouraged to dream about their future and then introduced to skills to make those dreams come true.  Developing leadership skills through FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Program, campers will acquire a set of proven tools to deal with real life situations, enjoy traditional camp activities and special events such as Venture Prom, participate in guest speaker panel discussions, and go on a 24-hour campout.  Campers will specifically reinforce the 7 Habits they have learned by participating in “Pursuits of Excellence,” an intensive 36-hour experience devoted to personal challenge and service to others.  

Other specialty programs offered during the session are also designed to build skills that campers will take Beyond the Woods.  Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana presents adaptive sports clinics that feature water skiing, basketball, tennis and soccer while Epsilon Sigma Alpha provides the generous support that underwrites an annual introduction to scuba diving day.  

Venture Beyond the Woods is for older campers who are ready for a longer camp experience and thrive in a 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.

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Each day offers a new adventure participating in traditional camp activities like swimming, sports, games, horseback riding (special release form required) and campouts. This one-week session is for campers who benefit from a 1-to-2 staff-to-camper ratio.


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Campers will participate in traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, horseback riding (special release for required), arts and water front fun while also  focusing on cooperating  and working together and making friends. Cabin groups and individuals build confidence through in daily challenges. Visits from our friends at the Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association and Adaptive Sports Program at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (basketball, tennis and soccer) will fill the days with excitement. This two-week session is specifically designed for campers who are ready for a longer camp experience and thrive in a 1-to-3 staff-to-camper ratio.


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This one-week session will be packed full of games and activities like swimming, horseback riding (special release form required), arts and campouts that will leave you wanting more. You will also enjoy working with your cabin group to accomplish goals. This session is for campers who benefit from a 1-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio.

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Competitors accept physical challenge to bop for Riley kids Blog RSS

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January 18 is Megan Whitaker Day at Southmont Junior High Blog RSS

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Grants Blog RSS

The financial gifts of Women for Riley members support a compelling grants program that advances its mission and impacts individual patients, their families, the hospital as a whole, and Camp Riley. Grants submitted by Riley Hospital personnel are reviewed at the organization’s October and February meetings, and members vote to approve grants in amounts up to $5,000. To date, Women for Riley has awarded more than $400,000 in grants.

Some of the grants that have been approved include: 

  • Diabetes Medical Bracelets
  • Mannequin for Practicing Lumbar Punctures
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Special Feeding Equipment Fund 
  • Pediatric Pulse Oximeters and Education Project for Emergeny Medical System (EMS) Personnel
  • Educational Materials for Families Diagnosed with Down Syndrome Or Autism
  • Research-Role of Vitamin D in Children with Hepatitis C
  • Transition Workbook and Website for Youth with Special Health Care Needs Moving into Adulthood
  • Riley School Program Online Textbooks
  • Infant Massage Instructor Training
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Hope in Healing Pediatric Bereavement Program 
  • Riley Child Development Center Safe Homes Project-Provide Low-Cost Child Safety Products
  • Asthma Education
  • Remember Me Now-Professional Photography of Critically or Teminally Ill Patients
  • Research-Screening for Biliary Atresia Using Stool Cards
  • Distraction and Play Toys and Electronics for Riley Out-Patient Surgery Patients
  • Safe Sleep for Siblings-Portable Cribs for Siblings of Hospitalized Patients
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Program for Treatment of Autism-Tuition Reimbursement
  • Riley Sewing Program-Materials Provided for Art Therapy Sewing Projects
  • Heart Transplant Clamp
  • Riley Fire Safety and Burn Prevention Materials
  • Hope in Healing Bereavement Program
  • Riley Hospital Library Materials
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Riley Cancer Center Prom Blog RSS

On May 4, 2012, Riley oncology patients were taken to a world of pure imagination at the Riley Cancer Center Prom. The fun-filled journey to the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-themed celebration began on April 12 and 13 at Promingdales, where they picked their perfect ensemble.

Over 1,000 donated dresses, tuxedos, shoes, purses, jewelry and other accessories lined the shelves of the whimsical department store known as Promingdales. On May 4th, over 350 Riley Hospital patients and family members attended Riley Prom. With Riley Cancer Center staff and volunteers, attendance was around 400 people. Some prom-goers even elected to attend Riley Day Spa for complimentary hair, make-up and manicure appointments.


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Promingdales Blog RSS

Promingdales is a special shopping event created for cancer patients and their siblings who are attending the Riley Cancer Center Prom. Conference rooms at Riley are transformed into a trendy boutique. Donated dresses, suits, ties, shoes, purses, jewlery, and rental tuxedos are collected by Women for Riley and used to stock a “Pop-up” store. Patients and their siblings are able to make an appointment to “shop” Promingdales where they are paired with a personalized shopper to help them choose their dream outfit for Riley Prom.

Women for Riley has developed strong relationships with individuals and corporations who have embraced the project and provide in-kind donations.

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Leadership Blog RSS

Co-Presidents: Julia McCallum & Heather McLaughlin

President-Elect: Barb McLaughlin

Secretary: Stephanie Koke

Treasurer: Carol Simpson

Prom Co-Chairs: Gabbi Lockhart, Lindsay Thornton

Prom Communications Liason: Kelly Meek

Grants Co-Chairs: Sandy Carr, Amanda McGinnis, Dara Wade

Riley Connection Co-Chairs: Amie Sperring, Lee Neff

New Member Committee Co-Chairs: Trish Mong, Heather Witte

Strategic Planning Chair: Victoria Protheroe

Social Committee Co-Chairs: Amanda Geske, Chrissy McMahon

Website and Social Media Chair: Stephanie Koke

Riley Children’s Foundation Staff Liaisons: Robin Bellinger, Jerilyn Mellencamp, Sharon Calaway

Past Presidents:

  • 2008-09 - Wendy Seigel
  • 2009-10 - Tracy Miller
  • 2010-11 - Tracy Hugenard & Julie Eskenazi
  • 2011-12 - Julie Eskenazi
  • 2012-13 - Jill Burnett
  • 2014-15 - Lee Neff


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Camp Riley Sessions Blog RSS

Since 1955, Camp Riley has been a “home away from home” for more than 12,000 children. Camp Riley offers five levels of camp programming to meet individual needs. Camp programming offers both challenging and rewarding experiences for children ages 8-18, and provides life-changing opportunities to shatter perceived limitations, meet new friends, and return home with an increased sense of independence and confidence. Campers participate in signature activities such as adaptive sports, campouts, horseback riding (special release form required), swimming, arts, ropes elements, and more. Click the links below to learn more about each specific program and determine which best matches your needs.


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Mike and Karen Pence invite Riley Families to Jan. 12 Fun Fest Blog RSS

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Riley patient from Bloomington to experience VIP treatment at Hoosiers game Blog RSS

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BJ “Claus” to deliver 1,600 toys for fellow Riley Hospital patients Blog RSS

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Megan Whitaker Blog RSS

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Alex Rice Blog RSS

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Jonathan Nugent Blog RSS

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Hannah Jacobs Blog RSS

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Cole Barnett Blog RSS

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