THON 2016 raises $9.8 million for childhood cancer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The 2016 Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) raised $9,770,332.32 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raises money to fight pediatric cancer.

The 44th year of THON ran from Feb. 19 to 21 as dancers stood for 46 hours without sleep at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The funds raised by THON are used to cover the treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients as well as supported cancer research.

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $136 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Last Updated February 22, 2016