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Let's Get Excited for THON!

February 06, 2011 10:16 PM | Teresa (Administrator)

Middle Tennessee Penn Staters,
Let's Get Excited for THON!

THON Weekend is February 18-20

Hello Nashville Penn Staters! 
Tradition.  Legacy.  Service.  The Penn State community prides itself on these components of character central to our Nittany Lion education both in and out of the classroom.  Year after year, Penn State students and Alumni pack into Beaver Stadium to cheer our beloved football team to another victorious season.  Just as football continues to bring the Penn State community together, so does THON each and every February as students and Alumni alike cheer on the dancers and volunteers.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world!  THON is a year-long fundraising effort that culminates in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping, dance maraTHON in the Bryce Jordan Center. THON has 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $69 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital in the quest to cure pediatric cancer.
As alumni, we can do our part to contribute to THON!  Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Joining the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG), a group of alumni that continue to volunteer for THON.  Registration is free!  More information can be found at DMAIG.org.  You can donate directly through this website.  There is also a list of events relating to THON on the site.
  • Requesting donations from friends and family through THONline Fundraising and/or Corporate Matching.  
  • Extending the passion behind individual giving to companies interested in pairing with THON
  • Writing motivating Dancer Mail for the students and alumni dancing in THON 2011.  General cards with inspiring words are due by February 10, 2011 and can be sent to:
    Attn: Mail Call
    210 HUB
    University Park, PA 16802

These are great ways for us to get involved as a Chapter!  THON weekend is February 18-20.  We could have a fun day making dancer mail within the next few weeks!  If any alumni are interested in making dancer mail or going up to Penn State for THON, please contact me at jd.honeytree@gmail.com
For the Kids, For the Glory, --
Jen Dillard
Nashville Penn Stater '07

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