PUDM Celebrates $1 Million for Riley Kids

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (November 23, 2014) – Nearly 2,500 Purdue students who participated in the 11th Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM) are celebrating a record $1,002,510.82 donation to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. PUDM is one of the nation’s fastest growing and largest Dance Marathon events, according to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  

The 18-hour Dance Marathon event, held November 22-23 at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, concluded at 12 p.m. today. The motto of PUDM is to “stand for those who can’t.” Majority of funds benefit pediatric cancer research at Riley Hospital, and $100,000 is dedicated to Child Life.

Through 11 events, PUDM has raised approximately $3.4 million in support of Indiana’s only comprehensive and nationally ranked children’s research hospital. Riley Hospital requires significant donations to sustain and expand groundbreaking, life-saving treatment and research, facilities and accessibility. 

Donations can be made at PUDM.org.

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 RileyKids.org.

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