THON cancels third canning weekend because of poor weather conditions

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- After lengthy consultations with senior-level meteorologists who have experience forecasting weather in locations frequently traveled to by THON volunteers for canister solicitation (referred to often as "canning"), THON has chosen to cancel the third canister solicitation weekend. There are reports of significant icing across these regions Friday night (Jan. 20) into Saturday afternoon, which presents dangerous conditions for travel as well as canister solicitation.

The safety of THON's volunteers is of utmost priority. This weekend (Jan. 20-22), no student volunteer is permitted to travel to raise funds on behalf of THON. Any organization found in violation of this will face serious consequences as laid out in the THON 2012 Rulebook. Please email canning@thon.org or call the THON office at 800-293-THON (8466) with questions, comments or concerns.

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Last Updated January 20, 2012