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Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:11

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 22, 2015)- Penn State Dance Marathon, (THON), raised $13,026,653.23 to support childhood cancer. All funds raised benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, is an annual fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. More than 15,000 Penn State students, alumni and supporters participated in the culminating event, the 46-hour no-...

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:41

THON raised more than $13.3 million for childhood cancer treatment and research

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Jan. 5, 2015)—Student volunteers from the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) collectively raised more than $13.84 million last year for pediatric cancer treatment and research at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, according to THON’s most recent Summary of Fundraising Activities (SoFA).

The SoFA contains financial...

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:39

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Dec. 2, 2014)—For the third and final time this year, more than 15,000 Penn State student volunteers will be collecting donations for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) by canister solicitation (canning). These fundraising efforts will engage communities to raise both funds and awareness for childhood cancer.

“Student volunteers continue to uphold THON’s mission by dedicating their time and efforts this weekend to collect...

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:45

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Nov. 2, 2014) — Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) student volunteers will return to communities across the Northeast this weekend to fundraise for families affected by childhood cancer.

Student volunteers will spend Saturday and a portion of Sunday collecting donations and raising awareness for the second canning weekend of the 2015 fundraising season. Students will be collecting...

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:15

Spanning 24 hours, the THON Football Game and THON 5K aim to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Penn State’s Beaver Stadium and around the world

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. (Oct. 28, 2014) — This Saturday, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) will kick off an awareness weekend that includes the THON Football Game and THON 5K as part of its year-round efforts for the fight against childhood cancer.

The THON...

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