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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.

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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...

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:26

UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA (February 26, 2014) – Penn State Dance Marathon, (THON), raised over $13 million to support pediatric cancer and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Medical Center – a record for the 42-year-old organization. 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...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:07

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More than 10,000 Penn State students will travel across the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and surrounding states for the third and final canister solicitation (canning) weekend of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) fundraising season.

THON volunteers will be collecting funds via canning and raising awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer across Pennsylvania, in addition to Maryland, New Jersey and New York.

“Canning provides...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:04

University Park, Pa. -- The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance MaraTHON will be featured Nov. 2 as the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the University of Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium for a noon kickoff.

For the first time ever, THON is partnering with Penn State Lion Ambassadors to feature a Ribbon Zone, next to the traditional “S” Zone in the student section. The inaugural ribbon will be gold to represent pediatric cancer awareness.

The game is a...