The mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. This effort engages more than 15,000 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in hopes of finding a cure.
The year culminates with a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon known as THON Weekend. This event is held at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center each year in the month of February. In 2014, THON raised a record-breaking $13.34 million and was able to donate 96% of funds raised directly to the Four Diamonds Fund- For The Kids!
Our club members fundraise all year through THONvelopes (mail-in donations), canning trips (stand-on-the-street-with-a-can-and-ask-people-for-money donations), canvassing (door-to-door donations), THONline (yep, you guessed it- online donations), and alternative fundraisers. Once THON Weekend comes, we are on our feet in the stands supporting the dancers, Four Diamonds families, and fellow volunteers. Our total contribution to this year’s total was $3,136.78!
If you would like to get involved in THON as a part of No Refund Theatre contact our THON Chair, Katie Abramowich firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online questions form HERE.