We are now well into our fall semester down here in Bloomington, which we all know means one thing: Indiana University Dance Marathon 2012 is rapidly approaching. With less than a month left until the Marathon on October 26-28, we wanted to reach out and update you on all things IUDM.
So far, in the semester, we have had incredible success with our events. Kirkwood’s Rockin’ for Riley was a hit. Following quickly after was a new event, Runway Riley, where some of the Riley kids put on a fashion show modeling the new fall apparel. With over 400 people in attendance, the event was extraordinarily successful, as we had expected only 200 and raised over $11,000 dollars. Our most recent event, Riley at the Rock, was an opportunity to tailgate with 66 Riley families. At the beginning of the game, they were able to run onto the field in front of all the fans.
The main preparation we will be doing on is switching gears to prepare for a new venue. Due to unusual circumstances, we made a last minute change to hold the Marathon at the Tennis Center again. As it proved to be an enormous success last year, we are incredibly excited to work there again.
Your support throughout the year has been of great importance to our success and we want to express how thankful we are. We hope in these final days to see your ongoing support to help make the 22nd annual Dance Marathon the best in history. Thank you again for all that you do.
For the Kids,
IUDM Executive Council