IU Dance Marathon organizers meet the kids they help

IU Dance Marathon organizers got to meet some of the kids they help Saturday, August 9, 2014 (WTHR photo)
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Every fall, Indiana University students dance through tears and sweat for IU Dance Marathon.

The event raises money for Riley Hospital for Children. Saturday, many of those students had the chance to spend time with the very patients they help - at the Children's Museum.

It all happened in the "Power of Children - Making a Difference gallery." The exhibit tells the story of Indiana teen Ryan White, who died from AIDS in 1990.

The IU Dance marathon was then created in White's honor.

"It's about everyone," explained Riley Lesh, a patient at Riley Hospital. "It's not just about the kids that are there. It's about all the kids from Indiana that are sick."

With more than 1,100 students, IU Dance Marathon is the second largest student-run philanthropic organization in the nation.