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Last modified: Friday, December 1, 2006

IU's Dance Marathon recognized with award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 1, 2006

Indiana University's Dance Marathon was recently recognized for its annual fund-raiser.

The Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recognized IU Dance Marathon with a 2006 Philanthropy Award—"Outstanding Civic Organization." IU Dance Marathon was nominated for the award by Riley Children's Foundation.

The awards were given at this year's dinner, "Recognizing Giving Hearts." The AFP is the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 27,000 members in 180 chapters throughout the world.

This year, IU Dance Marathon raised a record breaking $920,386.20 for Riley Hospital for Children. The money funds the Ryan White Infections Disease Center. More information about IU Dance Marathon can be found at: http://www.iudm.org/