Berks holds screenings for premiere of THON documentary

Penn State Berks will hold two special screening events for the premiere of “Why We Dance: The Story of THON,” a documentary produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room, and again at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. In addition, one of the Berks THON families and the Berks THON dancers will be in attendance. This program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served; however, attendees will be able to make a donation to THON at the event.

The 60-minute documentary follows Penn State students through a year of preparations for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and introduces viewers to THON families living with pediatric cancer. Filming for the documentary began in February 2011 and culminated with the 2012 dance marathon.

For more information about screenings at Penn State Berks, contact Berks THON student chair Melissa Sauer at


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Last Updated September 19, 2012