What We Fund

Southern Indiana Dance Marathon raises money year round for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children. All funds raised go towards the hospital three priority needs areas:

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Research &

Patient Care

  • Donations help Riley recruit world class researchers and provide seed and bridge funding to get new ideas off the ground.

  • Every dollar donated leads to $10 in additional support for Riley research.

  • Because of continuous donations, Riley is now among the nation's top 10 pediatric research hospitals because of donors.

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Maternity &

Newborn Health

  • Incoming funds are helping Riley hire up to 12 maternal-fetal medicine specialists to address a shortage of care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies.

  • Gifts are also helping create a new Riley Fetal Center to provide comprehensive care for expectant mothers whose babies are diagnosed prenatally with birth defects.

  • With your help Riley can help save 137 babies' lives each year by reducing Indiana's infant mortality rate to the national average.

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Family Support


  • Donations provide every child who stays at Riley with access to Child Life Specialists and Social Workers, who bring comfort, joy and empowerment.

  • Children who receive Child Life services experience far less fear, anxiety, pain, and distress.

  • Riley's Social Workers remove barriers for families and help children have shorter and less-frequent hospital stays.

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