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Penn State DuBois Students Contribute to THON

Student Government President Tony Harris
2/24/2009 —

Members of The Penn State DuBois THON Committee are resting their feet this week, after staying on them for 46 hours straight during the Penn State Dance Marathon at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.

Students Jessica Booher and Carrie Flanagan represented DuBois at THON over the weekend. They were just two of the more than 700 dancers who raised $7.4 million to benefit children battling cancer. THON Committee members at DuBois say they're proud of the contributions they made to that total, which amount to more than $4,500.  "We could not have been this successful without the hard work from all committee members and the Penn State DuBois community," said THON Committee Chair Brittany Charleson.

The committee raised their contributions through canning drives, a date auction, and the annual Rockathon, where students stay in a rocking chair for an extended period of time.

One of their most popular fundraisers is the THON Haircut held every February in the Student Union.  This year the haircut event raised nearly $600.

Three people volunteered to have their hair cut.  English Professor Tony Vallone, Adult Student Coordinator Scott Yeager, and Student Government President Tony Harris all went under the clippers.  By making donations, members of the crowd in the Student Union were allowed to make styling suggestions to create a new look for each volunteer.  The most popular suggestion was dying the hair of all three volunteers, with purple proving to be the favorite color.

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