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THON Weekend

Our efforts culminate in a 46-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting dance marathon held every February. Students, volunteers, and Four Diamonds families join together in Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. For 46 hours, volunteers give kids and their families the opportunity to forget about their cancer diagnosis. 700+ students are recognized as dancers for THON Weekend, a feat that entails standing on their feet for the entirety of the weekend.

THON Weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 17 and continues until 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 19. Throughout the weekend, events such as a Pep Rally featuring Penn State athletes and Fashion Shows featuring Four Diamonds children keep the dancers busy and enthusiastic. One of the most anticipated parts of the weekend, the final four hours, includes family speeches, a recognition of all families battling childhood cancer, and the fundraising total reveal for that THON year. THON Weekend is open to the public unless otherwise stated due to building capacity of the Bryce Jordan Center.