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Student events are underway to raise funds for THON

1/16/2012 —

This week Penn State Beaver students will continue fundraising efforts for Penn State THON, an annual, two-day dance marathon that will be held February 17-19 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park.

Beaver students are soliciting support from the campus community and will be canning during the upcoming weekends. Canning is the process where students are stationed at public venues, such as intersections and large store entrances, in order to ask for donations for THON.

In addition, Beaver students will host a Blood Drive for THON, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. The public is invited to register to give blood, but walk-in appointments will also be accepted.

THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, provides raises funds and support for the fight against pediatric cancer. Proceeds benefit The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey’s Children’s Hospital. Funds are used to provide support for children with cancer and their families as well as research support to combat pediatric cancer. To date the project has raised more than $78 million.

For more information about Beaver students’ fundraising efforts for THON or to become involved in the project, contact Lydia Moon at ljm5207@psu.edu. Moon, a sophomore major in health and human development, is the chair of the Penn State Beaver 2012 THON Committee.

 

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