BTN LiveBIG: THON weekend brings hope

THON Weekend is almost here!

Starting tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 23, thousands of Penn State students will commit to a 46-hour dance marathon known as THON. The event is held at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center each year in February, raising money “FTK” – For The Kids.

In 2013, THON raised a record-breaking $12.37 million and was able to donate 96% of funds raised directly to the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps offset the cost of treatment that a family’s insurance won’t cover, as well as provide for other expenses that may affect the welfare of the child.

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Earlier this year, BTN LiveBIG featured the women’s hockey team as they auctioned off pink jerseys to raise money for THON. And Ryan Patrick, this year’s executive director, shared his thoughts heading into this weekend’s events.

Be sure to follow THON on social media this weekend for great photos, tweets and videos from the event.

THON.org

THON on Facebook

@THON on Twitter

THON on Pinterest

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