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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 00:33

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- During this coming Halloween weekend, The Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and Penn State Athletics will join together to host a ‘THON Sports Weekend’ to continue raising awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.

On Saturday, Oct. 31, the Penn State football team will face Illinois at Beaver Stadium, with an extra special addition to the student section. The area in the south end zone typically reserved for the infamous student ‘S-Zone...

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:11

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- THON will host its 15th annual THON 5K on Saturday, November 7, 2015 as part of its year-round efforts in the fight against childhood cancer.

This year, even those who cannot travel to Penn State can still take action by running with us via our new Virtual 5K. THON supporters nationwide now have the opportunity to run alongside student volunteers and Four Diamonds families by registering for the Virtual 5K online. Upon...

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 20:14

A Penn State student has passed away in a one-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike today while returning from a trip to fundraise for THON.

Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, a 19-year-old sophomore from Branford, Connecticut, was a passenger in the vehicle returning to State College when the accident occurred. Sepot was part of a group of students from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity who were returning from a canning trip. Details of the...

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:08


UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- More than 15,000 Penn State student volunteers will leave State College and travel across the Northeast region Sept. 25-27 to take part in the inaugural Fundraising Outreach & Canning Weekend. This weekend kicks off the 2016 fundraising efforts of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON).

Sept. 25-27 marks the first of three weekends where volunteers will be collecting funds at local businesses and...

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-...