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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 2015: 46 Hours and $13 Million Later THON 2015: 46 Hours and $13 Million Later
4 days 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]
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THON 2015: 46 Hours and $13 Million Later THON 2015: 46 Hours and $13 Million Later
4 days 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]

Eli Sidler: Even In Passing, His Impact Lives On Eli Sidler: Even In Passing, His Impact Lives On
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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]

THON Dancers Face A Physically and Mentally Challenging 46 Hours THON Dancers Face A Physically and Mentally Challenging 46 Hours
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“There are many effects, and in the case of THON, they would be short term. However, sleep deprivation chronically can result in depression, weight gain, insulin resistant, among other things,” Borkowska says. “Lots of rest after the event can help counteract the negative effects of sleep depr [Read More]

Hope Express Runners Endure Frigid 135-Mile Trek To THON Hope Express Runners Endure Frigid 135-Mile Trek To THON
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“We’re running for the kids and and a lot of us are running for family members who have been effected by cancer,” Stephanie Wittig says. “We’re keeping all of them pretty close to our heart and that’s what’s getting us through the crazy hours and the cold winds.” [Read More]

The Nittany Lion Is Dancing In THON, Suit And All The Nittany Lion Is Dancing In THON, Suit And All
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Melissa McCleery
“I’m also really excited to stand up just as me, and not as the Lion,” he says. “Here’s all these people that I’ve made this journey with over these past couple years and as rewarding as it is to be the Lion, there are some memories you want to be able to share with other people.” [Read More]

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