Penn State and THON leaders seek to improve safety procedures during event

Penn State and THON leaders seek to improve safety procedures during event

THON leaders take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators during the 46-hour event. For years, student officials have mulled over evacuation plans and tweaked them year by year as they deemed it necessary. Janine Patton, Rules and Regulations Director for THON 2014, saw that while having the plan in a written form was good, actually executing that plan as a drill would be even better. Because of the collaborative efforts between Janine, Penn State and Centre County emergency management officials, THON attendees can focus fully on hopefully someday wiping out pediatric cancer and rest knowing that they are safe in the Bryce Jordan Center while doing so.

C Roy Parker