Carmel High School students raise more than $371,000 for Riley Hospital for Children

Today the more than 900 students who participated in the 11th annual Carmel High School Dance Marathon are celebrating a record-breaking $371,458.40 donation to Riley Hospital for Children. Carmel Dance Marathon has now raised more than $2 million for Riley Hospital for Children, with 75 percent of the funds raised going to research and 25 percent of funds raised going to clinical care. 

During the marathon, dancers learned a line dance, competed in games, listened to Riley families share their stories, and watched a Riley-kid talent show, among other activities. 

Indiana is home to the three largest high school dance marathon programs in the country with Carmel High School, Bloomington High School South and Floyd Central High School all raising more than six figures annually to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

To learn more about Riley Dance Marathons, visit

About Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit


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