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February 20, 2012
Posted at 7:45 am
 

Penn State in the news again

Penn State Students Raise $10.68 million

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon was held this past weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center. The student run fund raiser raised a record $10.68 million dollars to support the Four Diamonds Fund. The Four Diamonds Fund supports families of children with cancer and to funds research to cure cancer.

Thon is entirely student run. It began as a small weekend event in 1973 and has grown astoundingly over the past 39 years. This year's money brings to total raised to over $88 million since its inception.

As always, the theme was F.T.K. - For The Kids. You can learn more at www.thon.org.

I'm am so glad to see my university in the news for the positive things 20,000 students are doing instead of the negative things a few old men did.

Doug Fox