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American Red Cross blood drive to benefit THON at Greater Allegheny

2/16/2010 —

Representatives from the American Red Cross will be on campus to help individuals donate to two important causes:  donated blood needs and THON.  For every person to complete a blood donation, the American Red Cross will donate $4 to our campus’ contribution to 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 2009, the event raised more than $7 million for The Four Diamonds Fund, which supports childhood cancer research.

This year, THON will take place from Feb. 19 to 21, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus, where dancers will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours.

The blood drive will be open from noon to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 17) in the Robert and Elizabeth Ostermayer room.

For more information, contact Erin O'Malley, student activities coordinator at eio1@psu.edu or by calling 412-675-9221.

 

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