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BTN LiveBIG: THON inspires Penn State faithful to go the extra miles

How are you spending this weekend? If your answer to that question is dancing without stopping for two straight days, there’s a good chance you’re a Penn State student participating in the giant annual dance marathon — a.k.a, THON — to raise awareness of and funding for treatment of children’s cancer. And if you’re planning to spend the weekend resting after a grueling relay run across Central Pennsylvania, you’re likely a PSU alum or another member of the Nittany Lions community supporting the same cause as the THON dancers through Hope Express. From 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, until

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. Earlier