Not even a pandemic could keep the "miracle-makers" -- IUPUI students who participate in Jagathon -- from executing their mission of raising money for patients at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
In its 20th year, Jagathon, IUPUI's annual dance marathon, took a different approach, hosting a 43-hour virtual event spanning three days instead of the traditional 15-hour event at the Campus Center. A total of 840 Jaguars from 73 different teams participated in the weekend event. And even in a virtual space, some traditions were maintained, including visits and messages from Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.
The student leaders of Jagathon gathered at Carroll Stadium for the big reveal of the year's work -- $363,702.25 raised, which represents the fourth largest annual fundraising total for the program in its 20-year existence.