THON Raises More Than $7 Million!

By: Kim Lucey
By: Kim Lucey

A record breaking year in the fight against pediatric cancer.

I am ecstatic to report that THON raised $7,490,133.87 this year!  That makes 2009 a record breaking year for the Penn State Dance marathon.

 

What's even more impressive is that this record was set in a year that saw our country fall into an economic recession.  It's wonderful to know that people are still willing to go out of their way to help the families and children who are battling pediatric cancer.

 

The more than $7 million will go towards the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports families fighting pediatric cancer and funds research for finding a cure.  What a wonderful job done by the thousands of students, families, and friends that made this year's dance marathon possible.

 

To learn more about THON check out www.thon.org.

 

For The Kids!

 

Kim

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