Annual blood drive to benefit THON set for today

February 05, 2013

Helping save lives is always in season. Faculty, staff and students at Penn State Greater Allegheny will be doing just that during the annual THON Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Feb. 6), in the Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center.

For every person to complete a blood donation, the American Red Cross will donate $4 to the campus’ contribution to THON.

THON began in 1973, when dancers raised just more than $2,000. Today, it is the largest student-run philanthropy effort in the nation. The event has raised more than $89 million for The Four Diamonds Fund, which supports childhood cancer research.

THON 2013 will take place from Feb. 15 to 17, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus, where dancers will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours. For more information, contact Erin O'Malley, associate director, residence life, at or 412-675-9493.




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Last Updated February 06, 2013