About Jagathon

Our Mission

Jagathon: IUPUI's Dance Marathon supports all kids treated at Riley Hospital for Children. We serve. We fundraise. We inspire. We hope. Dance Marathon is neither a dance nor a marathon; it is a celebration of our movement. Jagathon has been helping children with life-threatening illnesses for 15 years, giving financial and emotional support for hundreds of families across Indiana through the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.
Our Purpose

Here at IUPUI, we believe in miracles, which cultivates sympathy with our fellow men and women, mutual helpfulness, and happiness for all. We stand for those who feel like they are alone, we support those who continue to fight despite all odds, and we dance for those that continue to believe in hope. We hope YOU remember why you dance for these kids. 
Our History

IUPUI's Dance Marathon, commonly known as Jagathon, is a 15 hour dance marathon that takes place every first weekend of March at IUPUI with the purpose of raising both funds and awareness for pediatric research. We listen to music, play games, spend time with the kids and families we support, and even do a bit of dancing. Dance Marathon is For The Kids; that’s always our focus. Jagathon is a 365-day commitment to raising money for Riley Hospital for Children. With the goal of raising money for Riley comes the yearly celebration of our hard work during Dance Marathon Weekend. In 2018, we raised over $501,000 for the kids. Over the last fifteen years, Jagathon has raised over $1,271,000 for the kids.

Jagathon Through the Years

YearAmount
2002$2,000.00
2003$3,957.61
2004$8,418.16
2005$12,455.55
2006$9,407.22
2007$5,351.51
2008$12,002.92
2009$12,230.01
2009$8,411.22
2010$11,213.91
2011$13,511.00
2012$28,271.22
2013$50,721.43
2015$100,944.78
2016$140,049.94
2017$351,430.22
2018$501,371.24
Total$1,271,747.94