Wright State Raiderthon raising money for Dayton Children’s

Wright State University’s Raiderthon will feature a 15-hour dance marathon beginning on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. in the Student Union Apollo Room. All proceeds will go toward Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Raiderthon is hosted by the Wright State Miracle Makers, a division of The Children’s Miracle Network, which supports local children’s hospitals. Wright State’s Miracle Makers supports Dayton Children’s Hospital. Children with chronic illnesses are often treated at Dayton Children’s and require long hospital stays and challenging treatment regimens.

Proceeds from Raiderthon will help pay for medical equipment, such as infant incubators, pediatric vein finders and premature baby diapers, and supplies for patients and their families.

Registration for Raiderthon is $15, which includes three meals, live entertainment and meet and greets with some of the Miracle Network families. Those who cannot attend can still donate on the Raiderthon website.

The annual Raiderthon dance marathon will raise funds for Dayton Children’s Hospital Nov 16-17. (Video by Kris Sproles)

Since 2013, the Wright State Miracle Makers has raised more than $277,800 for Dayton Children’s Hospital through Raiderthon. For more information, visit wright.edu/event/raiderthon.

Leading up to Raiderthon, Wright State Miracle Makers fundraise throughout the year to support Dayton Children’s, including on Nov. 7, when student volunteers sold grilled cheese sandwiches at the Forest Lane Community Center. Twenty-four students took orders, made sandwiches and delivered them to hungry students, selling 400 sandwiches and 146 cups of soup. The group collected $600 for their efforts.

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