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Mr. & Mrs. THON Pageant 2017

The Mr. & Mrs. THON Pageant will be held January 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $4.75 at all Student Ticketing Locations, and 50% of ticket sales will be credited to your organization!

January Third Party Fundraisers


For the fifth consecutive year, Holly McKenna, a Penn State Alumni, will be swimming 24 miles over the course of 24 hours. She will be crediting Penn State Harrisburg THON, and has a set a goal of $2,400!

When: This event will begin on January 26, 2017 and will end on January 27, 2017.


Penn State Harrisburg Aquatic Center

Capitol Union Bldg

777 West Harrisburg Pike, Muddletown, PA 17057


THON Night Out

Mail Call Information and Updates for THON 2017

Letter and package distribution to dancers THON Weekend is organized by the Dancer Relations Committee. Mail Call allows supporters to send both packages and letters to be delivered to dancers THON Weekend, whether it be for a specific dancer or a letter/package to any general dancer.

December Third Party Fundraisers

Uber Fundraiser

Win up to $20,000 from Uber by having friends and family take Uber rides on behalf of your organization! Click the link above for more information.

November Third Party Fundraisers

Alumni and Friends Mixer

The Central New Jersey Chapter and the Penn State Alumni Association are co-hosting an event benefitting THON for individuals looking to have a spirited night with fellow Penn-Staters before the Penn State vs. Rutgers football game! They will be having giveaways and all net proceeds will benefit THON.

When: Friday, November 18th 7pm-9pm

Where: Fox and Hound Sports Tavern at Menlo Park Mall

250 Menlo Park Drive

Edison, NJ 08837


Break Fundraising Incentive Program


THON 2017 Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekend #2 Weather Forecast


Igniting Hope Within: THON 2017 Theme Description

Igniting Hope Within

Alternative Transportation Deadline Reminder: Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekend #2

Alternative Transportation Registration for the second Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekend will go live tonight at 10:00pm on THINK.

October Third Party Fundraisers

Supporters across the country are taking action in the fight against childhood cancer with THON 2016! Take a look at these inspiring events that are happening in your area. #BringHopeHome

North Pittsburgh 5K benefiting THON

An alumni of Penn State, Steve Schoppe, is hosting a 5K to benefit THON in the North Pittsburgh area. You can check out the details of the event and even register for the race via

September Third Party Fundraisers

Supporters across the country are taking action in the fight against childhood cancer with THON 2016! Take a look at these inspiring events that are happening in your area. #BringHopeHome


New Initiative for the THON 5K

For the 16th Annual THON 5K, we are offering a brand new initiative, the Steps Taken Towards a Cure pledge! By signing up, you will have the opportunity to nominate up to five people to take the pledge. The Steps Taken Towards a Cure pledge encourages family and friends to donate one cent for every step that YOU will run on the day of the THON 5K. The average person takes around 6,000 steps over the course of a 5K, so the average donation amount will come to be $60.

Alternative Transportation Deadline Reminder

The Alternative Transportation plan is a newly implemented option for those who do not wish to drive to their respective locations during Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekends. Anyone is able to register for this option. In addition, those who wish to drive are still able to in accordance with following all safety standards.

There will be an open forum for anyone to come ask questions prior to the close of registration for Alternative Transportation and Trip Registration procedures. The deadline for trip registration will be Friday, September 9.

Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekend Updates

With the start of the new fundraising season for THON 2017, several major changes have been made to the Trip Registration process for Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekends. We wanted to use this blog post as an opportunity to outline all the major changes, as well as what can be expected when Trip Registration and Alternative Transportation Registration launch on August 12th. The changes outlined in this post will also be the same for canvassing trips, however alternative transportation will only be provided during the Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekends.

Early Crediting Opportunities


Though the fundraising window officially opens on Sept. 16, organizations will have two early opportunities for crediting starting today, Aug. 1: the THON Football Game and the THON 5K.

The THON Football Game: Saturday, Sept. 17 vs. the Temple Owls

THON 2017 Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars! The dates for additional THON 2017 events are scheduled as follows:
  • Fundraising and Outreach Canning Weekend #1:September 23-25, 2016
  • THON 5k: October 16, 2016
  • Fundraising and Outreach Canning Weekend #2: October 28-30, 2016
  • 100 Days 'til THON Celebration: November 9, 2016
  • Family Carnival: December 4, 2016
  • THON Weekend: February 17-19, 2017

Childhood Cancer: A Nurse's Perspective

Childhood cancer affects an entire family, and the staff at Penn State Hershey Children's hospital is critical in ensuring comprhensive support and superior care. Nurses are critical to ensure THON and Four Diamonds work is a success. Hear from a Penn State Children's Hospital Staff member, Melissa, on her role in working with childhood cancer patients: 

Update: 9 Days 'til THON!

In nine short days, our 708 dancers will take a stand against chuldhood cancer with more than 15,000 volunteers supporting them. THON Weekend will take place on February 19-21 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Below is more information on building procedures for THON Weekend:

Entrance Plan For Student Organizations

#CancerCannot and Will Not Win!


THON 2016: 708 Dancers!

 Congratulations to all 708 dancers who have been selected to dance in THON 2016! We dance in 22 days!



Alexandra Wright



Supporters across the country are taking action in the fight against childhood cancer with THON 2016! Take a look at these inspiring events that are happening in your area. #BringHopeHome


PSDA Presents Premier Design Catalogue Sale Benefitting THON

Get the look you’ve always wanted and benefit Penn State’s Dance Marathon in the process! Premier Design is hosting a catalogue sale in support of THON where 50% of all proceeds from jewelry and other sales will go directly toward helping kids fight cancer.

THON Weekend 2016 Update: One Month Until THON!

THON Weekend 2016 is only ONE month away! Below is a list of updates about accessing the BJC, pre-THON entrance plan, parking and the Pass system:

Digital Line Management System:

    All spectators in the BJC will have a digitally coded bracelet.

·       Spectators can receive these via the Will Call area throughout THON Weekend. Will Call is located between Gates A and B.


Supporters across the country are taking action in the fight against childhood cancer with THON 2016! Take a look at these inspiring events that are happening in your area. #BringHopeHome


MaGerks’ Dine and Donate

Enjoy a night of dining at MaGerks’ Pub and Grill and have 15% of proceeds donated directly to THON! To have proceeds donated, make sure to show the Dine and Donate flyer that will be provided by MaGerks’.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Everything You Need to Know About THON Hoops: Saturday, December 5th


  • Saturday, December 5th, 2015
  • Bryce Jordan Center
  • Noon Tip-Off
  • RSVP to THON's Facebook event
  • Invite your friends!


  • Free
  • AAA is donating $3 to THON for every student who comes through the door
  • Orgs can credit this donation
  • Student tickets only

Requesting Tickets


Supporters across the country are taking action in the fight against childhood cancer with THON 2016! Take a look at these inspiring events that are happening in your area. #BringHopeHome


PSU Liberty Ball Night at Dave & Buster’s Philadelphia

Join the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association in raising funds for the Liberty Ball, which contributes to the Penn State Dance Marathon. 10% of all sales (excluding alcoholic beverages) up to $500 will go directly to the Liberty Ball.


Accept the Alumni Challenge Today!

Dear Penn State Alumni,

Introducing Our Updated Mission Statement

As we grow as an organization, we continue to evaluate every aspect of our brand, including our mission statement. We want our mission to represent all that the THON community accomplishes through its efforts to fight childhood cancer. Our mission statement is the first glimpse into our organization, and our first opportunity to represent ourselves to the childhood cancer community and other outside entities that engage in our efforts. The updated mission statement for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is as follows:

Fall Fundraising Update

Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekends

THON 2016 Events: Canister Solicitation Update

Preparation for THON 2016 is well underway! The following weekends are the dates that canister solicitation, more commonly known as “canning,” is allowed: