Inspire Dance Marathon: Join Riley Families in Giving Back


October 20, 2016
Topics: Dance Marathons



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For decades, Riley Dance Marathons have set out to make sure no Riley family has to walk through their journey alone. The power of Dance Marathon programs has always been in their unity – the way students, Riley families, Riley leadership and caring friends in the community come together. No matter where you come from, no matter how small you think your impact could be, we are better together.

On the surface of the Riley Dance Marathon program, you might see millions of dollars and an ever-growing national movement—not a bad start. If you look deeper, though, there is much more to this group. Our Riley families are the cornerstone and the inspiration. Those who have been personally impacted by Riley Hospital for Children have formed a rich sense of community through their experiences with Dance Marathons. Parents and children share their Riley stories on stage, building relationships with DM students and watching their children grow up together.

One passionate Riley mom, Patty Meade, joined with fellow Riley families and set out last year to take their love for Dance Marathon to the next level. The idea behind Inspire DM, a family-led Riley Dance Marathon, is to celebrate as a family. Bring your spouse. Bring your kids. Bring your friends. Come family, come Riley staff, come all! The door is open for anyone to give back in a meaningful way. We will play, dance, celebrate, and raise funds for Riley Hospital together. The theme of this year’s event is Toy Story. And absolutely no toy gets left behind!

Click here to register today and join Inspire DM in their pioneering journey on November 12th from 2-5 p.m. at the Indianapolis Colts Complex—For The Kids, By The Kids!


Emily Phipps

Emily began her journey with Miracle Network Dance Marathon as a student at the University of Georgia. Since, it has been the greatest privilege for her to professionally work with Indiana schools and communities where this movement all began.


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