THON 2017 raises $10 million for childhood cancer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's THON 2017 has raised $10,045,478.44 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.

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

The 45th year of THON ran from Feb. 17 to 19 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 $146 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Last Updated February 21, 2017