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History of THON on Display

The THON exhibit on display in the Penn State DuBois Library
2/9/2010 —

DuBois - The public is invited to relive the history of the Penn State Dance Marathon, or THON, via a timeline exhibit created from resources in the Penn State University Archives. The display features photos and facts from the 37 year history of THON. 

 

THON began in 1973, when dancers raised just over $2,000.  Today, it is the largest student-run philanthropy effort in the nation. In 2009, the event raised more than $7 million for The Four Diamonds Fund, which supports childhood cancer research. 

 

This year, THON is scheduled for February 19 – February 21, at the Bryce Jordan Center, where dancers will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours. 

 

The THON exhibit will be on display in the Penn State DuBois Library, 113 Hiller Building, through February 22, 2010. The Library is open Mondays –Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call 375-4756.

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