2008-11-06 / Local & State

PSU Students To Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer Nov. 7-9

Attention all residents! November 7-9, 2008, Penn State students will be in the area raising money to support The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. Penn State students will be raising money by canning. Canning is a fundraising event where students stand with cans and signs on roadsides, by strip malls and anywhere else inside police jurisdiction collecting money. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic 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. The proceeds are donated to The Four Diamonds Fund 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 over $6.6 million.

This weekend, look for Penn State students with signs and cans. Each donation helps save a child's life and makes one more step towards the cure for pediatric cancer. Help Penn State and THON conquer pediatric cancer! FOR THE KIDS!

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

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