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  • THON live HD feed [live video link]

    02/21/2015 7:47:07 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 6 replies ^ | 2-21-15 | PSU
    For any night owls that might want to watch something fun and uplifting. The Hockey team won the Pep Rally portion (where all the athletic teams perform skits for the dancers) - 2 hours after beating powerhouse Minnesota in overtime! Dancers stood up at 6PM yesterday and won't sit until 4PM tomorrow. Long way to go yet.
  • THON 2015 Promo [Best weekend of the year at PSU!]

    02/20/2015 2:33:08 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-20-15 | n/a
    The link posted is to the 2015 Promo videoWhat is THON? THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world culminating in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon involving over 700 dancers (PSU students) When is THON? Dancers stand at 6PM tonight and sit at 4PM SundayWho benefits from THON? THON's sole beneficiary is the Four Diamonds Fund which supports pediatric cancer victims, families, and research at Penn State Hershey Childrens HospitalHow much money does THON raise? Last year THON raised nearly $14 million of which 96% was donated to the Four Diamonds Fund. Since it's inception...
  • Penn State's Thon 2014, The Weekend in Photos

    02/25/2014 4:53:07 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    pennlive ^ | 2-24-14 | Joe Hermitt
    Penn State's Thon ended Sunday afternoon with a record-breaking finish. Last year's $12.37 million was surpassed with this year's $13,343,517.33. The total was revealed Sunday at the 2014 Thon at the Bryce Jordan Center. This is the 42nd year for the student fundraiser. Thon is a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon. Since 1977, Thon has raised more than $101 million benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
  • THON 2014 Total Breaks Previous Record Again

    02/23/2014 3:48:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    onward state ^ | 2-23-14 | Kevin Horne
    After a year of fundraising, months of planning, and 46 hours of dancing, this year’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon shattered last year’s final total and raise a whopping $13,343,517.33 For The Kids. With the flipping of those iconic white placards by the 2014 Executive Committee, another beautiful chapter was added to the story of THON — our story of THON. This is the tenth straight year THON raised more money than the previous year. Since 1977, when THON and the Four Diamonds Fund paired up for a common cause, more than $100 million has been raised, excluding this year’s efforts....
  • Penn State's Thon 2014 kicks off Friday: A full guide to the event

    02/18/2014 6:25:37 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    pennlive ^ | 2-18-14 | anna orso
    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 year’s event at the Bryce Jordan Center kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday evening and will end at 4 p.m. Sunday. If you’re planning on making the trip to State College this...
  • Why We Dance - The Story of Thon (Penn State Dance Marathon begins this afternoon)

    02/15/2013 10:23:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-15-13 | Penn State Students
    Burn Penn State to the ground. Salt the earth. Dig up Joe and burn HIM. This is the weekend where you can say anything about Penn State and it won't bother me. But do me two favors. Watch the documentary (or at least the promo) linked, and donate to Thon - OR YOUR local pediatric cancer charity. Since 1977, THON has donated over $89 Million to it's sole beneficiary - the Four Diamonds Fund/Hershey Medical Center. Over 96% of the take actually goes For The Kids. It is the largest student run philanthropy in the world. Why We Dance -...
  • THON 2012 Weekend Recap (THIS is Penn State)

    02/21/2012 4:20:43 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Thontech Youtube ^ | February 19, 2012 | Youtube
    2012 THON Recap Video You won't read about this in many of the papers or see stories about it on espn or cnn. There weren't news vans lining the streets of State College last weekend, but THIS is the real Penn State - the one that just raised nearly $10.7 million FTK (For The Kids). For 40 years the students at Penn State have organized and run a dance marathon. Since the late 70's, it has solely benefited the Four Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center. Four Diamonds' goal is to simply eradicate childhood cancer, while providing superior care, comprehensive...
  • THON breaks previous record

    02/21/2010 2:10:55 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 2 replies · 194+ views
    Daily Collegian ^ | Sarah Peters
    THON breaks previous record The Bryce Jordan Center crowd erupted in ecstatic cheers and applause as the THON overall committee revealed this year's grand total of $7,838,054.36, surpassing last year's total of $7,490,133.87. The moment came after dancers sat for the first time in 46 hours and supporters packed the stands, anxiously anticipating the long-awaited reveal. Before the total was announced, Roxana Gbetibouo (senior-public relations) predicted it would be higher than last year's, to the tune of $9.3 million. Gbetibouo, the national secretary and THON chair for the NAACP, said the big reveal is always emotional for her and that...
  • Thon volunteer driven to give back

    02/19/2010 9:17:34 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 2-15-10 | Gail Franklin
    Thon volunteer driven to give back Gail Franklin- For the CDT As a volunteer for Thon, which has raised millions to aid families fighting pediatric cancer, Penn State student Katie Austin has never questioned stepping outside of her comfort zone. Penn State student Katie Austin is a former Four Diamonds child and has volunteered for several years as a student with THON. •At 13, she began to speak publicly at events and fundraisers about her own battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. •She organized the first mini-Thon at her high school in Lancaster. •Last year, as overall family relations chairwoman for...
  • Thon begins: Children benefit as students dance

    02/21/2004 12:18:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies · 291+ views
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 2-21.04 | Gwenn Miller
    Posted on Sat, Feb. 21, 2004 CDT/Nabil K. Mark Penn State students Amy Haver, left, and Lauren Dietz dance during the Thon kickoff Friday night. |  R E L A T E D    L I N K S  •  Parking available for those driving to Thon  •  More Thon coverage  •  Thon begins: Children benefit as students danceBy Gwenn Millergmiller3@centredaily.comUNIVERSITY PARK - Fans packed the bleachers, supporting their teams with loud cheering and homemade banners and signs.Cheerleaders roamed the floor, ready to motivate the players. There was even a mascot making its way through the crowd.The 48-hour Penn State...