THON nets record $12.3 million, passes $100M all time

Penn State, you did it again. For the second consecutive year, THON, the school’s annual fundraiser, set a record for money raised to help fight pediatric cancer. This year, the students’ 46 straight hours of dancing, which concluded at 4 p.m. Sunday, resulted in $12.3 million. Add it all up, and since the event debuted in 1977, it’s raised more than $100 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about THON at its official website.

Watch THON 2013’s “The Reveal”

Here are some tweets about the event’s success:


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tallygal on 2/17/2013 @ 8:31pm EDT Said:

Largest student-run philanthropy in the world just got larger. Congratulations.

David Leard on 2/17/2013 @ 9:49pm EDT Said:

Loved the Big 10 Network’s live coverage during the weekend. Hope to see you cover more events like that.

Elizabeth King on 2/17/2013 @ 10:04pm EDT Said:

We Are and always will be Philanthropic!