Penn State’s annual THON dance marathon topped the $10 million mark this year, bringing in a total of $10,151,663.93 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Much of the funding will go towards fighting pediatric cancer.
THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world according to the school, and since 1977, has raised more than $146 million for the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
707 dancers, including 100 independent couples, stood for 46 hours over the weekend, and thousands of volunteers played a part in the effort across Penn State’s campuses.
According to Thon officials, per the York Daily Record, the $10 million can support:
- 50,758 hours of nutritional therapy
- 67,678 days of out-patient treatment
- 13,536 lab experiments
- 6,768 days for a team to manage all patient needs
- 13,536 routine maintenance visits for treatment and therapy for a child
For those who want to criticize young people today….Witness @THON Ain’t no snowflakes in the heat of this effort to raise MILLIONS to fight pediatric cancer—this is selfless defined #THON2018 #ftk pic.twitter.com/W4ZSAL1Hos
— Jay Paterno (@JayPaterno) February 18, 2018
— The Nittany Lion (@NittanyLion) February 18, 2018
— The Daily Collegian (@DailyCollegian) February 17, 2018
— Onward State (@OnwardState) February 17, 2018
— Penn State THON™ (@THON) February 17, 2018
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