Kids love to help kids. And it’s proven that children who learn to give to others at an early age will continue to be philanthropically involved throughout their lives.
Kids Caring & Sharing offers students simple ways to help other children by fundraising for Riley’s pediatric research through their schools. Funds raised help Riley doctors and scientists search to find new treatments and cures for kid through cancer research, diabetes research, and research into many childhood heart, lung and genetic defects.
There are endless ways school groups can raise funds to support Riley’s pediatric research programs, including:
- Spirit weeks
- Penny wars
- Walks or runs
The Indiana Association of School Principals and the Indiana Association of Student Councils recognize Kids Caring & Sharing for Riley Hospital as an official fundraising priority.
To learn more about ways your school and school corporation can get involved with Riley, contact Susan Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 759-6951.
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Riley Dance Marathon Promo October 8, 2015
Riley Dance Marathon is a student-run organization that supports Riley Hospital for Children through year-round fundraising efforts. The fundraising culminates in a multi-hour event where students are awake and on their feet to honor the kids we serve. The Riley Dance Marathon program is the largest and highest fundraising Dance Marathon program in the country. In the 2014-2015 school year, 76 Riley Dance Marathons raised more than $5.5 million dollars for Riley Hospital.×
Hayden Dietz September 21, 2015
When he was just a few months old, Hayden Dietz, of Fort Wayne, was diagnosed at Riley Hospital for Children with a heart condition called mitral valve regurgitation, which was caused by a congenital heart defect. Hayden has had three open-heart surgeries at Riley, all performed by Riley Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark Turrentine, M.D. Today, Hayden is doing well and continues follow-up appointments with Riley Pediatric Cardiologist Mark Hoyer, M.D. Hayden’s experiences have inspired his family. His grandmother, Valli Dietz, serves on the Northeast Indiana Riley Leadership Committee. Valli and her husband Dave also made a generous gift in support of Riley cardiology research that was combined with a retirement gift from Dave’s employer, Do it Best Hardware. As Valli explains, “If it wasn’t for Riley, Hayden wouldn’t be here.”×
Thank you Jeff Gordon! July 24, 2015
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon continues his support of pediatric cancer research at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. On July 23, Gordon announced his 24th gift to Indiana’s only comprehensive and nationally ranked children’s research hospital. Gordon, founder of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, has now contributed $3.8 million to Riley Hospital for Children.×
2015 Riley Cancer Center Prom May 8, 2015
The sixth annual Riley Cancer Center Prom took place on Friday, May 1. More than 350 patients, family members and staff from Riley Hospital were able to enjoy an evening of dancing, food and circus fun. A special thank you to Women for Riley for helping put on this amazing event.×
Happy Mother's Day May 7, 2015
Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all of our amazing Riley mothers.×
Put Your Money Where The Miracles Are May 1, 2015
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals officially announced its newest spokesperson: Jennifer Lopez. The actress, musician, and mom of twins is a longtime supporter of children’s hospitals and health. Therefore, she understands the importance of supporting children’s hospitals throughout the country including Riley Hospital for Children. She is helping pursue a singular goal: Making children’s hospitals the #1 cause in North America.×
Riley License Plates Commercial March 12, 2015
30 Second Riley License Plates Commercial×
2015 Riley Champions December 1, 2014
Meet our amazing 2015 Riley Champions: LaDavion Jones, 11, Evansville Camille Kerlin, 17, Warsaw Abbie Laker, 17, Zionsville Austin McGowan, 21, South Bend Addison Misch, 12, Markle Rex Stillions, 18, Bloomington Emma Stumpf, 12, Greenwood Rosie Tarlton, 17, Anderson×
The Gift of Hope Happens Here November 13, 2014
2014-15 Gift of Hope Happens Here commercial.×
Riley Hospital Tour November 13, 2014
Join us for an extended tour of Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's only nationally-ranked children's hospital.×