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Penn State Fayette THON Team dancers ready for dance marathon

2/19/2010 —

Penn State Fayette THON dancers and THON Team members attending the 2010 THON event at University Park this weekend are ready for the final culminating event in the annual THON quest to raise money to battle pediatric cancer.

Those attending the THON Team’s send-off recognition dinner Feb. 18 were charged up by the Fayette THON Team’s enthusiasm. Since its organization 12 years ago, the Fayette THON Team has raised a total of $492,505.54 for the Four Diamond Fund charity. Among Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth Campuses, the Fayette THON Team has been in the No. 1 spot 10 years; the team placed second in 2005 and 2006.

The no sitting, no sleeping, 46-hour dance marathon is being held February 19-21 at the University Park Campus in the Bryce Jordan Center, where thousands of THON team members and dancers from across Penn State University will gather for the annual event.

Donations can be made online until 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, Feb. 21. Go to www.thon.org. Be sure to credit “Fayette” for your donation.

THON is a year-round fundraising event benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund, which is striving to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.

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