Beaver campus students will dance in THON

February 03, 2012

Two Penn State Beaver students will dance in Penn State’s upcoming 46-hour Dance Marathon, known as THON, Feb. 17-19 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park.

Freshman Angelique Matthews, Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), is from Cypress, Calif., and JJ (James) Figas of Beaver, Pa., is a sophomore in the DUS program.

Prior to the event, Beaver students are soliciting support from the campus and community, and will continue canning at approved locations this weekend and next.
In addition, Beaver students will host a Blood Drive for THON, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. The public is invited to register to give blood, but walk-in appointments will also be accepted.

THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raises funds and support for the fight against pediatric cancer. Proceeds benefit The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey’s Children’s Hospital. Funds are used to provide support for children with cancer and their families as well as research support to combat pediatric cancer. To date THON has raised more than $78 million dollars.

For more information about Beaver students’ fundraising efforts for THON or to become involved in the project, contact Beaver’s 2012 THON Committee Chair Lydia Moon at Moon is a sophomore from Prosperity, Pa., and is a health and human development major. To make a donation to THON through Beaver campus, contact Moon, or visit If donors intend gifts to go toward Penn State Beaver's totals, this must be indicated at the time of donation.


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Last Updated February 06, 2012