Yard Sale to Benefit THON Saturday
DuBois – The Penn State DuBois THON Committee will hold a yard sale from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, at the Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church, 26 East Long Avenue, DuBois. All sale items have been donated by members of the campus community and the public. Proceeds will benefit 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 2010, the event raised nearly $8 million for The Four Diamonds Fund, which supports childhood cancer research. THON 2011 is planned for February 18 through the 20 at the Bryce Jordan Center, where dancers will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours.