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Greater Allegheny raises $15,000 to fight pediatric cancer at THON

2/23/2010 —

The annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) 2010 was a huge success! Penn State Greater Allegheny participated in the 46-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting dance marathon to help raise money for kids with pediatric cancer. The Greater Allegheny campus collected $15,000 of the total $7.8 million raised.  The campus would like to thank the surrounding community of Penn State Greater Allegheny for all of the donations and support.

Four dancers represented Greater Allegheny along with about 700 other dancers at THON, which was held Friday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 21, at the University Park campus' Bryce Jordan Center. The dancers were Joshua Devine, Nicole Manz, Arthur Smith, and Keith Fernandez. Samantha Budzinski and Janet Zayas were chairs of the fundraising drive. A group of forty other Greater Allegheny students called “moralers” helped to cheer on the dancers.

Greater Allegheny reached their total of $15,000 by collecting donations in cans throughout the campus and local community and additional activities such as a bowl-a-thon and volleyball tournament. Funds were raised to support pediatric cancer patients through the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital.

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