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Campus students participate in THON

1/19/2006 —
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, is a year-round fund raising event benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund/Conquering Childhood Cancer, at the Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, PA. The fund raising effort culminates in a no-sitting, no-sleeping, 48-hour dance marathon held every February (dates this year: 2/17-2/19). Over the past 30 years, the students of THON have raised over $30 million and have helped thousands of children and families fight pediatric cancer.

Last year, Penn State Wilkes-Barre students raised $11,250. Because of this impressive amount, the campus is permitted to send four dancers to the dance marathon this year. Previously, only two dancers were allowed. Students Sarah Popky, Katie Dale, Aaron Bilby, and Alex Manorek have earned the honor of being this year's dancers based on their campus service.

You can help the students meet this year's goal of $20,000! Contributions in any amount are welcome. Please make checks payable to: Penn State Dance Marathon OR Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Government Association and send to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, ATTN: Sarah Popky, PO Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627-0217.
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