THON to hold annual faulty and staff luncheon

Wednesday, Nov. 18, will mark the third annual THON Faculty and Staff Luncheon at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and has raised more than $61 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. The fund aims to support families, financially and emotionally, who are affected by pediatric cancer; raise awareness about the disease; and hopes to, eventually, find a cure through research.

The luncheon will feature a presentation given by THON volunteers to explain what THON is and how faculty and staff can get involved in the fight against pediatric cancer, and will feature remarks by Matthew Restall, Edwin Erle Sparks professor of Colonial Latin American history, anthropology and women's studies and father of Sophie Restall, a Four Diamonds child. Read more about Matthew and Sophie Restall’s THON experience here.

For scheduling convenience, there will be two luncheon sessions, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

All Penn State faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP with session preference to Noah Watson at For more information about THON, please visit

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Last Updated November 18, 2010