Saint Mary's College hosts 12-hour dance marathon for Riley Hospital

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Saint Mary's College students are dancing to fight cancer.

They kicked off the ninth annual Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis at noon Saturday.

And they won't sleep or sit until midnight, 12 hours later.

The event is held at the Angela Athletic Facility.

This year's theme is The Riley Roundup, centering around all things country.

“It's amazing we're able to have fun and get our face painted and dance with our friends but also hearing families talk about their own experiences and problems its inspiring to be able to help people and have fun at the same time,” freshman Claire Miller said.

Last year Saint Mary's Dance Marathon raised a record $104,000.

Since the organization began in 2006, it's raised more than $610,000 for Riley.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 254044831 - wndu.com/a?a=254044831