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THON to Offer Transportation to Canning Locations THON to Offer Transportation to Canning Locations
2 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
4 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
6 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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* The Red Cross will donate $4 toward the Four Diamonds Fund on behalf of all blood donors at any participating Penn State blood drives through Feb. 21. For the calendar of blood drives, click here.

 

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Philadelphia Phillies to Host THON Night Philadelphia Phillies to Host THON Night
9 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
30 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
41 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
42 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
77 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]