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.

Started in 2013, Raiderthon has successfully held its 15-hour dance party for 4 years and this year will be our fifth, with each year becoming more amazing than the last. Raiderthon was created with the hope to help the kids being treated at Dayton Children's Hospital and we stick to that in every idea we have or every experience we help give dancers and families.

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+ dedicate dancers and would like to make sure you are one of them!

Wright State's 6th annual Dance Marathon, Raiderthon, will take place on November 17, 2018, 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 the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Fundraisers:

Papa Johns

The first Thursday of every month (next opportunity to order: Thursday, April 5, 2018)

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

The Great Inflatable Race

Come volunteer and/or run on Saturday, June 9 in Dayton.  

How you benefit from volunteering:

Each volunteer generates $20 for Dayton Children’s Hospital! Each volunteer your team provides will receive $20 added back to your Raiderthon team!

In other words, if 10 people off of your team volunteer at the 5k, then your team will get a $200 donation back to the team!

So encourage your Raiderthon team to have people volunteer! 

Sign up to run here:

Want to volunteer? Email Lauren,

Need to create a team for Raiderthon on November 17? Click here.


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