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Remembering Tally Sepot: One Year Later Remembering Tally Sepot: One Year Later
4 days 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
1 week 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
3 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]


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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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THON to Offer Transportation to Canning Locations THON to Offer Transportation to Canning Locations
7 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
9 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
11 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
14 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
36 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]