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Dance Marathon raises $92,449.55, $30,000 more than last year

University Students dance along to the instructor on the stage during the 2017 Riley Dance Marathon. The Marathon raised $30,000 more than last year, with a total of $92, 449.55.

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Athena said she was at the Dance Marathon because she and her mommy support Riley. Athena spoke with a wide smile and hopes to one day be a student at the university. At the age of three-years-old, Athena was diagnosed with Petit Mal Seizures, commonly known as “absence seizures.” An abs...

Dancing for a cause

Junior exercise major Dylan Winklerr, senior marketing major Tyler Coffman and junior nursing major Rachal Sperka, dance for the kids during dance marathon on Saturday at the REC. Dance marathon is a 10 hour event to raise money for Riley's hospital.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

November 11, 2015

Gabe Wittmer plays hockey, basketball, football and baseball, is eight years old and has been a Riley kid since before he can remember. He stood off to the side of the RFWC Saturday with his mother, Peggy Wittmer, and gazed across the gymnasium at the inflatables. “It’s pretty neat,” he said, ...

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