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Photos from THON. Greater Allegheny raises $15,000

2/25/2011 —
Penn State Greater Allegheny's THON team raised $15,000 as part of the University's annual IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON). The event, which culminates in 46-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting dance marathon to help raise money and awareness for kids with pediatric cancer, raised more than $9.5 million this year, eclipsing last year's record of $7.8 million. The campus would like to thank the surrounding community for all of the donations and support.

Two dancers represented Greater Allegheny along with approximately 708 other dancers at THON, which was held Feb. 18-20 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus. The dancers were Alydia Thomas and Sarah Thomas. Janet Zayas was chair of the fundraising drive. A group of 40 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 pie-in-the-face event. Funds were raised to support pediatric cancer patients through the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital.
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