THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raised $10,045,478.44 for pediatric cancer this weekend. Penn State's annual 46-hour dance marathon at Bryce Jordan Center is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.
“We are … Penn State!” This simple chant is one of the most recognizable in all of college athletics. But it resonates far beyond sports. It’s a phrase that expresses the pride, resilience and achievement found in Happy Valley. Those qualities are regularly on display at Penn State, whether it’s during the frenzied, #FTK fun of THON every spring or inside of the futuristic home in the shadow of Beaver Stadium that’s seen by thousands of tailgaters each fall. Here’s a collection of recent LiveBIG stories that show the Nittany Lions’ roaring successes: Penn State football star makes sports safer, one
Penn State sports teams flashed their dance moves on the stage Saturday at THON 2016, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. [ MORE: Follow @THON on Twitter! ] Needless to say, the student-athletes were a hit, entertaining the dancers and volunteers roughly halfway through their annual 46-hour fundraiser at the Bryce Jordan Center. THON, which started in 1977 and raises benefits for pediatric cancer patients, features more than 700 students dancing from late Friday afternoon to late Sunday afternoon. The final 2016 total raised for Four Diamonds Fund out of Penn State Hershey Medical Center? A cool $9,770,332.32, bringing the all-time total to more than
The world’s largest student-run philanthropy is back at it, as Penn State’s annual “THON” kicked off late Friday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. [ MORE: Watch the 2016 THON live stream | Follow @THON on Twitter! ] The event, which started in 1977 and raises benefits for pediatric cancer patients, features more than 700 students dancing for 46 consecutive hours, officially ending at 4 p.m. ET Sunday. Throughout the 46-hour marathon, Penn State athletic teams will rotate in to take part in raising money for the Four Diamonds Fund out of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. A year ago,
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
13,343,517.33 reasons to smile. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this possible! pic.twitter.com/3OIynfWWye — PSU Dance Marathon (@THON) February 23, 2014 Congratulations to everyone at Penn State for making THON 2014 another remarkable event! Grapes developed at the University of Minnesota have created more than $400 million of economic impact and led to the creation more than 12,000 jobs. Students at Indiana University are providing free tax assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled and limited-English-speaking residents. The School of Civil Engineering at Purdue recently received a $15 million gift. A National Science Foundation Award was recently given to an assistant professor at the University
THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and Penn State’s annual dance marathon that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, came to a close Sunday afternoon. This year, the three-day event yielded a record $13,343,517.33, and that figure was trending worldwide on Twitter. Check out videos and pictures from the event. Here are the top highlights from the pep rally: The football team shows off its moves: So does the basketball team: [ MORE: Watch all of GoPSUTV’s THON YouTube videos ] Dancers are up! @THONwardstate #THON2014 https://t.co/ucYJb9G6nV — Maggie McGlinchy (@magsmcglinchy) February 21, 2014
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
For the past 37 years, Penn State University’s student body have pulled together the largest student-run fundraising effort, called THON. Many universities have dance marathons to support charities, but Penn State students blow it out at a scale that is unmatched. The student body has successfully raised more than $100 million for pediatric cancer patients and research. This year’s effort is expected to clear $12 million in donations. An operation this large needs a dedicated team of people to manage the 15,000 participants. It’s a yearlong effort building to the 46-hour non-stop event February 21st through the 23rd. BTN LiveBIG
At Penn State, the annual dance-a-thon (aka THON) is arguably the biggest campus event of the school year. As is the case at Indiana – who we featured earlier this fall – THON raises an enormous amount of money in support of pediatric cancer patients and the search for a cure. Last year, THON raised $12.37 million. Throughout the year, students come up with creative ways to raise money. And one of those unique opportunities is happening this week. The women’s hockey team at Penn State has six authentic pink hockey jerseys up for auction, with the proceeds benefitting THON.