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Putting THON Fundraising Money to Work Putting THON Fundraising Money to Work
6 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
8 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]

Eli Sidler: Even In Passing, His Impact Lives On Eli Sidler: Even In Passing, His Impact Lives On
8 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]


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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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Football Team Hosts THON Families in Lasch Building Football Team Hosts THON Families in Lasch Building
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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]