THON cancels third canning weekend because of poor weather conditions

January 20, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- After lengthy consultations with senior-level meteorologists who have experience forecasting weather in locations frequently traveled to by THON volunteers for canister solicitation (referred to often as "canning"), THON has chosen to cancel the third canister solicitation weekend. There are reports of significant icing across these regions Friday night (Jan. 20) into Saturday afternoon, which presents dangerous conditions for travel as well as canister solicitation.

The safety of THON's volunteers is of utmost priority. This weekend (Jan. 20-22), no student volunteer is permitted to travel to raise funds on behalf of THON. Any organization found in violation of this will face serious consequences as laid out in the THON 2012 Rulebook. Please email canning@thon.org or call the THON office at 800-293-THON (8466) with questions, comments or concerns.

  • THON has chosen to cancel its third 'canning' weekend, which was to begin today (Jan. 20), based on poor weather conditions. For more information about THON, or to donate using its secure online form, click on the image above.

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Last Updated January 20, 2012