THON at Penn State–For the Kids!
I wanted to share the LIVE streaming video from Penn State’s THON Dance Marathon.
Every year at Penn State the largest student-run philanthropic organization pulls together with the Dance Marathon called THON that culminates a year-long effort at fund raising. The funds raised go to the Four Diamonds Foundation providing support to children with cancer and their families. Â From THON.org:
In 1973, a small group of dedicated Penn State students held our first Dance Marathon. That year, 34 dancers participated and raised $2,000. Since then, THONâ€™s presence in the Penn State community has grown exponentially. THON now has 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $61 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
Last year, THON helped raise 7.4 MILLION dollars for the Four Diamonds Foundation.
To learn more about THON and to make your donation to help fight pediatric cancer, watch the streaming vide, and visit THON.org.
FOR THE KIDS!
My daughter and son both volunteer for THON. My daughter was working all weekend at the event. My husband and I stopped in at the event on Saturday. It is quite amazing to see how many students volunteer their time to such a wonderful organization. It makes me very proud to know that Penn State students give so much of themselves for a great cause.