Dance Marathon is an event that was founded by students at Indiana University in 1991 to honor Ryan White's passing. Since then, Dance Marathons have spread all over the country and last year raised $26 million. Westfield Dance Marathon started in 2016, and we raised $36,130.17 at our first marathon (a RECORD BREAKING amount for a 1st-year marathon)! Everything we raise goes to the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Riley Hospital for Children, where Riley scientists are taking great strides to improve pediatric treatment around the world.