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Indiana State University Dance Marathon program wins high honors

August 10, 2023

On August 6, Indiana State University’s Dance Marathon was recognized with the Miracle Maker Award.

This prestigious honor is awarded to Dance Marathon programs in the $75,000 - $149,000 fundraising level and the highest combined monetary and percentage increases in their overall fundraising in the previous year.

At Indiana State University, State Dance Marathon is the largest student-led organization on campus. This 12-hour event is hosted at the Student Recreation Center and features games, food, fundraising opportunities, and the opportunity to hear the stories of Riley Hospital families.

In 2023, over 191 ISU students raised over $114,000 for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. Of those students, nine fundraised $1000 individually.

State Dance Marathon also supports three area high school programs, has 10 Riley families, and will add on Terre Haute South Vigo High School.

On Sunday, the State Dance Marathon team received an award and shared what led to their successful year with other programs.