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A THON ‘Thank You' from Penn State Children's Hospital [VIDEO]

A group of patients, their families, Penn State nursing students and others pose for a photo.

Penn State nursing students gathered with patients and their families at Penn State Children's Hospital to watch the final moments of THON 2017.

Again this year, hundreds of Penn State students spent 46 straight hours on their feet, dancing for a cure to childhood cancer — and thousands more worked to make the whole event possible. The patients, families, faculty and staff at Penn State Children’s Hospital have something to say to all of them: THANK YOU!

The 2017 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon raised $10,045,478.44 for Four Diamonds, to benefit children battling cancer and their families at Penn State Children's Hospital. THON represents the culmination of a year-long fundraising effort that engages 16,500 student volunteers. It is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $147 million for Four Diamonds.

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