Never a Prouder Moment…

Never a prouder moment to be a Penn Stater than on THON weekend.  This year THON (the largest student run philanthropy in the world) raised $12,374,034.46 for the Four Diamonds Fund in a hope to find a cure for pediatric cancer!!  Since 1977, THON has donated over $100M to the Four Diamonds Fund (with this year’s fundraising).  To learn more about THON or to donate to THON14 go to http://www.thon.org!

Inspire Tomorrow's Miracles

Inspire Tomorrow’s Miracles

THON has grown throughout the years.  When I was at Penn State it was held in the White Building (the same place where I took my aerobics gym class), then it moved to Rec Hall (where the Volleyball teams plan now) and then moved to it’s current location – The Bryce Jordan Center.  There were times this weekend where the wait to get into the BJC was over 3 hours long and this morning due to capacity issues they stopped allowing people to enter – pretty amazing!

I followed posts throughout the weekend, watched the live stream online and then spent the last two hours watching THON today – I caught Family Hour – which is where the families who benefit from the Four Diamonds Fund share their stories – about their kids who are in remission and the ones who are now angels.  So very moving – not a dry eye in the BJC nor at my house!

For the Kids! (FTK)

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