Skip to comments.Penn State's Thon 2014 kicks off Friday: A full guide to the event
Posted on 02/18/2014 6:25:37 PM PST by FlJoePa
The largest student-run philanthropy in the world kicks off at Penn State this weekend, as more than 15,000 students will culminate a yearlong fundraising effort with a 46-hour dance marathon called Thon.
The event which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center -- draws in thousands of spectators and more than 300 families affected by pediatric cancer each year.
This years event at the Bryce Jordan Center kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday evening and will end at 4 p.m. Sunday. If youre planning on making the trip to State College this weekend for the huge event, check out this guide for details:
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(Excerpt) Read more at pennlive.com ...
For anyone who would like to know more about THON - Why We Dance - The Story of Thon was a great documentary that was released last year. It's extraordinary in a lot of ways - from the student's year round dedication - to the kids - to the interactions between the two - to the success stories - to the reading of the names of the kids who didn't make it.
Watch it, and you'll have a little more faith in our future than you do before.
This is some kind of gay orgy?
Go raise $12 million to fight pediatric cancer in a year, and then run your mouth.
What does that have to do with the stupid name/title?
How much does it cost to “raise” $12 million? 11 million?
Panhellenic = Sororities
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