Students raise funds for THON 2009

During the last few months, Penn State Shenango students have raised more than $3,300 for Penn State’s THON 2009. The annual Dance Marathon, held at Penn State’s University Park campus, will take place from Friday evening, Feb. 20, to Sunday evening, Feb.  22, in the Bryce Jordon Center. Amanda Stumpf from Niles, Ohio and Bobby Vasconi from Sharpsville will be representing the Shenango campus as dancers at this year’s Dance Marathon in support of kids with cancer.

Proceeds from various Shenango THON club fundraisers, which include a charity ball, four “canning” weekends, a letter-writing campaign and a pizza sale supported by the Student Government Association, will go to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital. The Four Diamonds Fund helps the families of children with cancer offset the cost of treatments that insurance does not cover, as well as other expenses that may disrupt the welfare of the child, such as car repairs, rent or household utilities. The fund also supports the medical team that cares for the children and funds pediatric cancer research through start-up grants and The Four Diamond Pediatric Cancer Research Institute.
 
The Shenango THON Club extends its thanks to all the Penn State Shenango students, faculty, staff and community members who participated in or who donated resources to this year’s charitable fundraising events.
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Last Updated March 19, 2009