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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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Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Annual THON Game Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Annual THON Game
2 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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Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Annual THON Game Pittsburgh Pirates to Host Annual THON Game
2 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]

Philadelphia Phillies to Host THON Night Philadelphia Phillies to Host THON Night
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Caitlin Gailey
If you love the Phillies, THON, or are just looking for something fun and philanthropic to do in July, THON has an event that will cater to all three. The Philadelphia Phillies will host their annual THON night on Thursday, July 21 when the team takes on the Miami Marlins. [Read More]

THON Officials Launch Alternative Fundraising Efforts THON Officials Launch Alternative Fundraising Efforts
26 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
37 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
38 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
73 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
74 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
74 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
74 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
74 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
74 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
74 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]

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