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The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.

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From Four Diamonds Child to THON Captain From Four Diamonds Child to THON Captain
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Brady Lucas was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age eight, in 2005. As Penn State Hershey patient and Four Diamonds child, he was adopted by Phi Kappa Sigma, and now a Penn State student his journey with THON has come full circle. [Read More]

State High Girls Volleyball Picks Up Coach of the Year, MVP Honors State High Girls Volleyball Picks Up Coach of the Year, MVP Honors
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
After a 22-1 season and a trip to the PIAA semifinals, the State College Area girls volleyball team won Mid-Penn Conference honors on Wednesday. [Read More]

Pediatric Cancer Survivor Now a THON Advocate and Penn State Student Pediatric Cancer Survivor Now a THON Advocate and Penn State Student
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
As a childhood cancer survivor, Brady Lucas views Penn State's IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) through a different lens than many of his peers. [Read More]

THON 5k Hosts More Than 4,000 Runners THON 5k Hosts More Than 4,000 Runners
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Emilie Dormer
The bye week for Penn State football didn’t mean Happy Valley was any less energetic. THON hosted its 16th annual 5k on Sunday and With about 4,000 runners, plenty of Four Diamonds Families, and countless THON captains and committee members, the streets around Beaver Stadium were bustling. [Read More]

Annual THON 5k Set for Sunday Annual THON 5k Set for Sunday
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Katie Klodowski
Penn State's THON will host the 16th annual THON 5k this Sunday, Oct. 16, on the University Park campus. [Read More]

THON Announces 'Igniting Hope Within' As 2017 Theme THON Announces 'Igniting Hope Within' As 2017 Theme
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lexi Shimkonis
THON's executive committee announced Friday before the start of Penn State's Homecoming Parade that the theme for THON 2017 is Igniting Hope Within. [Read More]

Remembering Tally Sepot: One Year Later Remembering Tally Sepot: One Year Later
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
On Sept. 27, 2015, Penn State students returning from a THON canning trip were involved in a one-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike traveling westbound near King of Prussia. Of the seven passengers from Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, sophomore Vitalya Sepot was [Read More]

THON Prepares for First Canning Weekend with Alternative Transportation THON Prepares for First Canning Weekend with Alternative Transportation
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lexi Shimkonis
Tonight marks the start of the first THON canning weekend of the 2016-17 school year, and, as of now, the third-to-last canning weekend ever. In a canning-policy overhaul designed to make the weekend safer, THON introduced alternative transportation to give volunteers another option when it comes to [Read More]

Penn State Alum Walking from Maryland to State College for THON Penn State Alum Walking from Maryland to State College for THON
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Claire Fountas
THON is a grueling 46-hour marathon for the 700+ dancers who spend almost two days on their feet. One man is rivaling this challenge, and took it upon himself to drop everything to travel on foot all the way from Bethesda, Md., to State College — and he’s doing it entirely for the kids. [Read More]

THON to Offer Transportation to Canning Locations THON to Offer Transportation to Canning Locations
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
THON released a blog post Thursday outlining changes to this year’s canning process, including a timeline for alternative transportation options. Although canning will be phased out by 2019, the organization says it will increase efforts to ensure the safety of their participants until then. [Read More]

Penn State-Temple Football Ticket Sales to Benefit THON Penn State-Temple Football Ticket Sales to Benefit THON
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Klodowski
The Penn State-Temple game on Sept. 17 will be huge: The Nittany Lions have a chance to redeem themselves against the Owls, nail the Stripe Out for the second year in a row, and help raise money to fight pediatric cancer. [Read More]

Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Annual THON Game Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Annual THON Game
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Steve Connelly
Calling all Pittsburgh area Penn Staters: The Pirates are back showing their support For The Kids with the annual Penn State Night benefiting THON. On Tuesday, Aug. 9 the Pirates will play the San Diego Padres and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to THON. [Read More]

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