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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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THON Officials Launch Alternative Fundraising Efforts THON Officials Launch Alternative Fundraising Efforts
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
“Anytime there is an unexpected change to a fundraising model, there are ramifications. Canning was a large part of THON's fundraising model and has been for a number of years. This year, we made a very large push with our organizations to focus on other forms of fundraising.” [Read More]
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THON Officials Launch Alternative Fundraising Efforts THON Officials Launch Alternative Fundraising Efforts
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
“Anytime there is an unexpected change to a fundraising model, there are ramifications. Canning was a large part of THON's fundraising model and has been for a number of years. This year, we made a very large push with our organizations to focus on other forms of fundraising.” [Read More]

VIDEO: Reevaluating a THON Tradition VIDEO: Reevaluating a THON Tradition
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
After canceling the third canning weekend, the THON Executive Committee takes a closer look at its fundraising methods. Centre County Report takes a look at the decision, which was prompted by safety concerns and complaints about forced fundraising. [Read More]

THON Cancels Third Canning Weekend THON Cancels Third Canning Weekend
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, David Abruzesse
THON’s third canning weekend was cancelled indefinitely today, as announced in a letter to the THON community by 2016 Executive Director Katie Mailey. Originally scheduled for Nov. 13-15, it is the second of three canning weekends to be canceled in the aftermath of Tally Sepot’s death. [Read More]

Putting THON Fundraising Money to Work Putting THON Fundraising Money to Work
64 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Nearly 30 percent of the money collected by Penn State students during the annual THON fundraiser goes to patient care. But the lion's share goes to research in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Centre County Report takes us inside the lab to show us how that money is making a difference. [Read More]

THON 2015: 46 Hours and $13 Million Later THON 2015: 46 Hours and $13 Million Later
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon came to a close on Sunday afternoon with the announcement that the 2015 event raised $13,026,653.23 for the kids. [Read More]

THON Raises $13,026,653.23 In Fight Against Pediatric Cancer THON Raises $13,026,653.23 In Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
708 dancers stood for 46 hours in the effort to end pediatric cancer while supporting Four Diamonds Fund families at the Hershey Medical Center. They raised a total of $13,026,653.23 for the kids. [Read More]

Eli Sidler: Even In Passing, His Impact Lives On Eli Sidler: Even In Passing, His Impact Lives On
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
His untimely passing in 2012 at the age of 16 left a mark on both Club Field Hockey and THON as a whole, but his story wouldn't end there. Unbeknownst to the Sidlers, an independent dancer would take to the floor for 46 hours during THON 2015 for Eli. [Read More]

Football Team Hosts THON Families in Lasch Building Football Team Hosts THON Families in Lasch Building
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Mike Reisman
The families were first greeted with a human tunnel as they funneled through the entrance. “It’s great to just give back,” Akeel Lynch says. “It’s pretty amazing to see just aside from playing football we have an impact on these kids lives.” [Read More]

THON Is A 'Homecoming of Sorts' For Four Diamonds Director Suzanne Graney THON Is A 'Homecoming of Sorts' For Four Diamonds Director Suzanne Graney
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
From seeing THON raise $9.56 million in her first year as director to seeing it grow to a whopping $13.34 million just last year, her tenure has seen unprecedented growth. “The spirit is the same," said Graney. “The dedication and the joy is here and I look forward to seeing it every year.” [Read More]

From Backstage To The Floor, Former THON Leaders Dance As Alumni From Backstage To The Floor, Former THON Leaders Dance As Alumni
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“I was drifting away from the organization and was not nearly as involved as I was as a student,” he says. “I felt that this was a great way to stay involved as an alumni and help fundraise for THON and for the kids.” [Read More]

46 Hours And Counting: THON 2015 Kicks Off 46 Hours And Counting: THON 2015 Kicks Off
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The THON Executive Committee headed to the front of the stage and counted down from 10 to the raucous start to the weekend of celebration. [Read More]

Helping Hundreds of THON Dancers Get Off on the Right Foot Helping Hundreds of THON Dancers Get Off on the Right Foot
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We’ve never really advertised ourselves as ‘the place to get shoes for THON,’ but the owner has been supporting THON for 30 years and I guess it just got passed down from year to year that if you want to feel good on your feet, you come here,” Forsythe says. [Read More]

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