Penn State York Benefiting THON raises more than $16,000

Overall THON total tops $10 million
THON 2017 York Campus

Dancers work hard to learn all the movements for the line dance and the lyrics that go with the music. The line dance is an iconic part of THON Weekend and dancers on the floor as well as supporters in the stands take part in it throughout the 46-hour dance marathon.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YOKR, Pa. — Penn State York Benefiting THON took part in THON 2017, Feb. 17-19 at the Bryce Jordan Center, and raised $16,625.29. The THON total, combining all fundraising efforts from throughout the University, was $10,045,478.44. The funds raised by THON are used to cover the treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients as well as support cancer research. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $146 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

York students Hunter Beck, Shawnee Hostetter, and Ryan Manganello put on their dancing shoes to represent the campus. A group of about 30 York students traveled to THON to take part in the weekend of activities and support all those dancing "For The Kids." The theme for THON 2017 was “Igniting Hope Within.”

View photos from THON Weekend here.

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