Monday, February 19, 2007

THON raises more than $5.2 million for the kids

Another year, another awesome amount! Over the past weekend, Penn State students again hosted their Dance Marathon event and raised $5.2 million! Here's a link to a video of the end (when the total amount raised is announced) and yes, that is a packed Bryce Jordan Center

Some fun facts:
  • Years in existence: 35
  • Lifetime amount raised: over $46 million
  • Students involved: 15,000
  • Dancers: 700
  • Where the money goes: The Four Diamonds Fund
  • 2000 families helped since 1972
  • ~90 new families helped each year
THON was a big part of my Penn State career (I danced three times: 2000-2002 & served on the Overall committee as Student Advisor: 2003).

Interested in donating? You can do so here.

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