Home Campus Directory | A-Z Index

Carwash will Benefit Children with Cancer

10/7/2009 —

DuBois – The Penn State DuBois THON Committee will hold a benefit carwash from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, at DuBois Harley-Davidson.  Donations will be accepted, and all proceeds will be donated to THON, the Penn State dance marathon, which will take place in February.


Last year the Penn State Dubois THON Committee contributed more than $4,500 to the $7.4 million raised by for the 2009 THON. 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.


Money raised through THON is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund, who's mission is, "to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research," according to their mission statement.

More than 700 dancers stayed on their feet for 46 hours strait during THON 2009.

Email this story to a friend Facebook Twitter