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Penn State THON Weekend kicks off Feb. 16

THON will continue its dance for a cure when more than 700 student dancers and thousands of student volunteers unite at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, Feb. 16-18, for the 52nd annual THON Weekend 46-hour dance marathon.

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy event in the world. It has raised more than $219 million since its founding to benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in its goal to end childhood cancer. Since its creation in 1972, Four Diamonds has helped more than 4,800 children and families and supported a diverse platform of childhood cancer research at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit kids around the world.

There are many ways to participate:

  • View a livestream of the event beginning Friday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., by visiting THON’s website.
  • Watch WGAL Channel 8 for live coverage Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Watch WPMT Fox 43 for live coverage Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. 6ABC will simulcast this coverage in markets reaching as far as New York City and Philadelphia.
  • Visit our YouTube channel to view the Feb. 9 edition of ABC27’s Good Day PA featuring THON.

Watch for a joint message from Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini and College of Medicine Dean Dr. Karen Kim on Monday morning for highlights from the weekend and THON’s final fundraising tally for the year.

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