Purdue Dance Marathon to benefit Riley Hospital for Children
When: Saturday November 17th 4pm- Sunday 18th 10am
Where: Purdue Recreational Sport's Center
Purdue University Dance Marathon was established in 2005 and is now in its 8th year and 9th marathon. Over the years PUDM has raised almost $1,000,000 for the kids and families at Riley Hospital for Children. Specifically, the money raised by PUDM goes towards the Cancer Center and Camp Riley. PUDM has grown from having only 100 dancers in its first year, to over 1100 in the November 2011 marathon. Dance Marathon is, and always has been, student run. Currently, an Executive Board of 25 students and over 400 committee members are actively planning and fundraising for PUDM 2012! The marathon could not take place without the help of the Purdue and West Lafayette/Lafayette communities. We are lucky enough to work with local businesses, restaurants, prominent community figures, athletic teams, and a variety of bands to aid with the marketing, fundraising, and entertainment during the marathon.
Most importantly, PUDM has developed close and personal relationships with multiple Riley kids and families. They are the heart, soul, and inspiration for the year-round fundraising and planning of the marathon. PUDM tries to give more than just money to the hospital; we try to also provide a wonderful and special experience for our Riley kids. The marathon is a celebration of life, hope, love, and dreaming BIG!
In 2011, PUDM raised $303,562.82 for the kids! A patient room in the new Cancer Center at Riley Hospital is named after PUDM. It’s an incredible honor and gives all involved with PUDM even more motivation to do all we can “For The Kids”.