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THON Breaks Another Fundraising Record, Raising $12.3 Million For the Kids

by on February 17, 2013 4:20 PM

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The Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon raised $12,374,034.46 in 2013, overalls announced around 4 p.m. Sunday inside a packed Bryce Jordan Center. 

This year's total broke a new record, beating the 2012 total of $10.69 million by nearly $2 million.

Over 41 years, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world has raised more than $100 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. 

The fund supports pediatric cancer research and has been the benefactor of THON's philanthropy since 1977.

A record 710 dancers stood for 46 hours between Friday and Sunday, never once sitting, sleeping or stopping in its last weekend to raise money for THON 2013 after a year-long effort by thousands of Penn State students. 

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Before the total was revealed, funds raised by independent dancers, Greek organizations, special interest organizations and Commonwealth Campuses were revealed. 

Special Interest organization Atlas THON raised more than $500,000 in 2013, putting it over the $2 million mark since it began fundraising. 

Independent dancers raised more than $1 million. 

In July, THON overalls announced that 96 percent of the $10.69 million raised in 2012 went directly to the Four Diamonds Fund. 

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Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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