2008-10-09 / Local & State

Penn State Students To Raise Money Here

For Pediatric Cancer

Attention all residents! October 10-12, 2008, Penn State students will be in your area raising money to support the Penn State IFC/AVP Panhellenic Dance Marathon. The dance marathon, also known as THON, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world that collects money year round in an effort to achieve its main goal: to conquer pediatric cancer. 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital where the money is used to financially aid families fighting pediatric cancer and to support cancer research.

Over the past 35 years, THON raised more than $50 million and has help over 2,000 children with pediatric cancer. With the help of generous donations, just last year THON raised more than $6.6 million.

Pediatric cancer remains the number one disease killer of America's children - more than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined. This weekend, look for Penn State students with signs and cans. Each donation helps save a child's life and makes one more step toward the cure for pediatric cancer. Help Penn State and THON conquer pediatric cancer!

For more information about THON, visit www.thon.org or contact Nathan Cecco, Overall Public Relations Chairperson, at public.relations@ thon.org.

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