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Southern Indiana Dance Marathon returns to raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children

April 18, 2022

Southern Indiana Dance Marathon (SIDM) is back at the University of Southern Indiana for its 10th year. After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is returning to the Screaming Eagles Complex (SEC), and the student organization needs support to meet its $50,000 fundraising goal. 

Dance Marathon is a rapidly growing nationwide movement, started here in Indiana. Participants stand on their feet and dance for 12 hours straight-no sitting or sleeping-to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children. This year's SIDM will begin at noon Saturday, April 23 and continue until midnight Sunday, April 24 in the SEC. 

"Southern Indiana Dance Marathon is such an important event to get involved in," says Hairo Rivas '22, SIDM Co-President. "With COVID, there are more children who need us now than ever. We are striving to make sure no child or family is left to fight their battles alone." 

USI students and employees can get involved by registering to attend the 12-hour event or by donating. Registration is $50 and includes event entry and snacks/meals for the day. The public is invited to donate. All funds raised go to the Riley Children's Foundation. Donations are used to support groundbreaking pediatric research, patient programs in need of additional funding, Riley Maternity and Newborn Health, and family support programs, such as child life and social work.  

If you are interested in participating in or donating to SIDM, visit the SIDM website 

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