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.
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Here are some tweets about the event’s success:
The numbers from Penn State's THON are astounding. They raised $12.4 million for cancer research this weekend. That's dancing.—
Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) February 17, 2013