Boutiques booths welcomed visitors to Homestead High School’s Community Room Feb. 11 for a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children.

Runway for Riley was suggested by sophomore, MaKayla Waugh who worked with counselor Alyssa Braman. She was assisted by about 20 students who are members of the Dance Marathon for Riley Club.

The school lined up 13 shops of all types to show off their creations and raise money for the Indianapolis hospital.

Dance Marathon, scheduled for April 18, is a multi-hour, multi-faceted event that blends dancing, games, crafts, food and fun into a philanthropic experience. Students have set a fundraising goal of $40,000.

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is “one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Expert, family-centered pediatric care is available at Riley for every child who needs it,” the hospital’s website explains.

Riley Hospital opened in 1924 as the state’s first hospital exclusively for children. Today it is home to the the state’s largest pediatric research program.

Children visit Riley more than 300,000 times each year.

Visit rileykids.org for details.

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