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Penn State Dance MaraTHON

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Alice Bach

on 18 January 2013

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Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance MaraTHON THON Facts In 1977, THON partnered with the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital What is THON? To date, THON has raised more than $89 million to benefit the Four Diamonds The Four Diamonds offsets the cost of treatment that insurance does not cover, as well as expenses that may affect the welfare of the child 1973
Location:HUB Ballroom
Dancers: 78
Lasted: 30 hours
Raised: $2,000 1979
Moved to: White Building
Dancers: 286
Raised: $72, 132 1992
Broke the million
dollar milestone, raising
$1, 141,145.38 1999
Moved to: Rec Hall
Raised: $2,530,142.48 2007
Moved to: Bryce
Jordan Center
Raised: $5,240,385.17 2012
Bryce Jordan Center
Dancers: 708
Lasted: 46 hours
Raised: $10,686,924.83 THON: Journey to becoming the largest
student-run philanthropy in the world The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer, culminating in a 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon every February in University Park, Pennsylvania. Help find a CURE! Donate Online
www.THON.org By Mail
Penn State Dance Marathon

ATTN: Finance
210 HUB
University Park, PA 16802 Find out if your employer participates in Matching Gifts program THE
DIAMONDS HONESTY WISDOM COURAGE STRENGTH will inspire so true will never tire shining through Christopher Millard's valiant fight against cancer was the inspiration for the creation of the Four Diamonds Fund. His three year battle ended on December 21, 1972, on that same day his parents founded the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital In Chris's story, written shortly before he passed away, Sir Millard, must leave his duties to find and prove his knighthood by locating the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength. Since THON first teamed up with the Four
Diamonds Fund in 1979, children have
traveled with their families to the Hershey
Medical Center, seeking help and
guidance in their valiant battle against
pediatric cancer.

THON supporters, families, friends, alumni,
and students of Penn State have fought
day in and day out to raise over $89 million
FOR THE KIDS, for their families, and for
funding of pediatric cancer research, all with
the common goal of FINDING A CURE! DANCE... for a cure. for the glory. for the fight. for life. for the families. for tomorrow. for one day. for birthdays. FOR THE KIDS. Join the fight against pediatric cancer!
www.THON.org Photo Credit: Andy Colwell Photo Credit: Greg Grieco Photo Credit: Alli Harvey Photo Credit: Alice Bach Photo Credit: Alice Bach Photo Credit: Alice Bach Photo Credit: Alice Bach Photo Credit: Alice Bach
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