THON is in 4 days you guys, can you believe it?!
For those of you who don’t know what THON is, I want to encourage you to click the link above. But, if you don’t want to click it, let me give you the quick version, from the THON Web site:
In 1973, a small group of dedicated Penn State students held our first Dance Marathon. That year, 34 dancers participated and raised $2,000. Since then, THON’s presence in the Penn State community has grown exponentially. THON now has 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $61 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
THON is now a year-long effort that raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. With the support of students from all across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and THON Alumni all around the world, we continue to make great strides towards finding a cure for all childhood cancers!
Thank you for your interest in learning more about THON. Together, we’ll make a difference in the life of a child.
“When they say, ‘We Are Penn State,’ this is what they are talking about.” – Joe Paterno
So in honor of this being THON week, I am going to countdown some of my favorite THON memories and post them (with pictures, because I am SO camera-obsessed during THON weekend!) here for you guys. I’m hoping that you guys will donate to this absolutely amazing cause!!
Meeting Ian Rosenberger (aka Ian from Survivor):
THON 2005. Ian’s season, Survivor: Palau had just aired (or was currently airing, I don’t quite remember) and I was super excited to be meeting Ian, a Penn State alum. But this really isn’t the best picture from when I met Ian.