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Students Hit the Jackpot with Fundraiser, Fight Against Cancer

11/19/2010 —

DuBois – Students on the Penn State DuBois THON Committee and members of the campus Business Society raised $4,550 for charitable causes that benefit the battle against cancer during their recent Casino Night fundraiser. The proceeds will be split between the student groups, with half of the total going to benefit each of their respective causes.


THON, the Penn State dance marathon, annually benefits the Four Diamond Funds for kids battling childhood cancer.  The DuBois THON committee will donate their Casino Night profits to the overall THON goal. 


The Business Society has chosen to support Hahne Regional Cancer Center at DuBois Regional Medical Center. 


Casino Night was absolutely free and open to the public.  False money was used for casino-style games such as blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, bingo and more. A silent auction was also held, with gift baskets, merchandise from local businesses and Penn State items up for bid.   


"I experienced the generosity of the students, faculty, staff, parents and the community when they came together for the Casino Night fundraising event," said Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Society advisor Evelyn Wamboye. "The event was purely organized by the students to raise funds in support of the fight against cancer. The amount of time, dedication and effort that the students put into organizing this event was really admirable and amazingly professional." 

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