This is our 9th Marathon, and although we have raised nearly $350,000 in the past 8 years, we still believe we can do more to support the miracles at Riley! We have nearly 200 students helping organize our marathon, and we are led by our group of 16 seniors who meet throughout the year to plan events to fundraise for Riley and coordinate the day of the Marathon!

For 6 hours on April 12th, we hope to have 1,000 students from South and other area high schools commit to stand for those who can't. We will dance, play games, listen to music, eat some great food, but most importantly, we will spend time with our Riley families and share their stories.

The marathon has become so popular with younger kids in our community that we actually added a 3 hour carnival before the marathon just for elementary and middle school kids. In it's third year, the Because We Care Fair has been a huge success. We invite you to share in the fair with us on Friday, April 11th from 5--8 prior to our Dance Marathon and assure you that it is a great way to witness the amazing impact Riley has on so many people in so many communities.

We know that requests for donations never seem to end, but we hope you will share our passion for the miracles that happen at Riley every day and support Bloomington South's Dance Marathon . . . It's For the Kids!