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What is Raiderthon?

Raiderthon is more dance parties, more birthdays, and more sleepovers. Raiderthon is more cake, more spaghetti, and more s’mores. Raiderthon is giving back to the community and the families who give so much of themselves.

Since 2013, Raiderthon has raised thousands of dollars and changed even more lives. Raiderthon was created with the dream of helping children in need and that ideal is evident in every event, restaurant takeover, and fundraiser. 

Originally organized by a small group of Wright State students, we now have a volunteer list of over 75 people, including an executive committee, a steering committee, a team of morale captains and 35+ general volunteers to help put together a wonderful event for our Miracle Families. We also have 500+ dedicated dancers and would like to make sure you are one of them!

Wright State's 7th annual Dance Marathon, Raiderthon, will take place on November 16, 2019, from 10 am to 1 am at the Student Union Apollo Room. Throughout this event, students will be on their feet for the entire 15 hours, dancing for the kids at Dayton Children's who are battling life-threatening illnesses.  During Dance Marathon, there will be entertainment, food, and most importantly – Raiderthon’s miracle families from Dayton Children's Hospital.

What is Dance Marathon?

Dance Marathons are huge philanthropy events, dedicated to helping raise awareness and money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More importantly, they give families of those being treated for a multitude of illnesses the amazing opportunity to put all of their cares away and have a great time!

Occurring at roughly 150 Universities and High Schools all across America and lasting from anywhere 8 to 40 hours, this dance party is the ultimate culmination of hard work and dedications as well as fundraising, mini events, and fun activities. During the event, school dancers, families, and volunteers come together to celebrate this hard work by dancing, playing games, and enjoying live entertainment.

The Wright State Dance Marathon lasts 15 hours and is hosted just before Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Fundraisers:

Papa John's

Every Thursday use promo code CHILDRENS20 to get 20% off your order and have that 20% donated to Raiderthon to support Dayton Children’s! 

Grilled Cheese Hotline

Finals stressing you out? Have a grilled cheese for the kids! We will be selling grilled cheese and tomato soup from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM in the Forrest Lane Community Center! Either stop by and grab a few or we can deliver anywhere near campus!

Need to create a team for Raiderthon on November 16? Click here.

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