On the weekend of February 18-20, the 2011 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (a.k.a. THON) saw 708 students stand for 46 hours with no sleeping and no sitting, all to raise money and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. They were successful: this year, THON raised a record-breaking $9,563,016.09 For The Kids, all of which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund.
This was the first year THON has broken the previous year’s record by more than $1 million. Each year, THON sees its total go up, and this is due to the culmination of efforts by all of the Penn State students involved. A very important aspect of this, as I mentioned in my last blog, is the Public Relations Committee, which I was lucky enough to be a part of. And that committee was busy for almost the whole 46 hours of THON Weekend. [Read more…]