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9 million FTK (for pediatric cancer).. this is who we are at Penn State, and I am proud to be an alumni

THON. a year long effort to fight childhood cancer and one weekend of dancing For The Kids.

'This is a sad day': Jerry Sandusky - the man who ended Joe Paterno's career - praises former Penn State coach as thousands pay tribute to football hero with candlelight vigil

Penn State Dance Marathon- THON! Danced 48 hours straight for Joey a 7 year old cancer survivor! 2006

THON 2012 {Brighten Every Journey} this has become one of my favorite things about my school. "one day we will dance in celebration, until then we will dance for a cure." FTK always.

You read a lot about these fraternity fundraisers, and it's easy to get a little jaded when you see "$10,000 Raised for X Cause," or "X Fraternity Puts on Car Wash" or anything of that ilk. But Penn State University's THON dance marathon—which has been around for 40 years and now involves over 15,000 students dancing for 48 hours straight—shattered all its fundraising records this year, generating $12,374,034.46 for childhood cancer research.

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON. The largest student-run philanthropy in the world whose mission is to raise funds to conquer childhood cancer. So proud to have been a part of this when I was a student. www.thon.org

Penn State THON. largest student run philanthropy in the world raising money to fight childrens cancer...there are no words to describe this weekend.