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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...

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:21

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- This weekend more than 15,000 students representing Penn State will dedicate their weekend to the fight against childhood cancer. Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) volunteers will launch the 2015 fundraising season with the first canister solicitation (canning) weekend starting Oct. 17, 2015.

Student volunteers spend the weekend collecting funds by standing on street corners and at storefronts during daylight hours in order to raise funds and awareness for...