Community night at Isaac's Dec. 11 in York supports THON

Penn State York's THON group invites you to participate in Community Night at Isaac's on Sunday, Dec. 11 where 20 percent of your check, dine-in or carry out, will be donated to help the fight against pediatric cancer. The event takes place from 5-9 p.m. at the Isaac's location at 2960 Whiteford Road, York, Pa. Pick-up a flyer at the campus or download one here and present it when making a purchase and a portion of the proceeds go to the campus  THON committee's effort to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  The Four Diamonds Fund helps children with cancer and their families. 

This is just one of many events the Penn State York THON Committee will  have  leading up to the 40th annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the 46-hour dance marathon, set for Feb. 17 to 19, 2012, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus. The theme for this year's THON is "Brighten Every Journey." 

During the 2011 THON fundraising, Penn State York broke its own record by raising $17,160.71, the largest amount it has ever raised for THON and made it to the top 10 in fundraisers among the Penn State campuses.  The highest total to date for York had been $9,486.71 raised in 2008.

THON, a year-round fundraising event benefits The Four Diamonds Fund, Conquering Childhood Cancer, at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in Hershey, Pa.  The year culminates in a no sitting, no sleeping, two-day dance marathon. Since 1973 the students of THON have raised more than $78 million and have helped thousands of children and families fight pediatric cancer. Last year the event raised more than $9.59 million and broke its own record. The mission of THON is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of The Four Diamonds Fund.

During THON weekend, more than 700 dancers and thousands of supporters come together at University Park in the hopes of one day finding a cure for pediatric cancer. Whether standing for 46 hours as a dancer, entertaining the crowd, taking care of the facility, or even sitting in the stands, every person at THON plays a small part in creating an amazing atmosphere of love, compassion, and understanding.  This atmosphere inspires the students to fundraise throughout the year and tells the families of The Four Diamonds Fund that they have the care and support they need.  This collective effort, involving more than 15,000 students, has become one of Penn State's greatest and most unifying traditions.

There’s still time to donate.  The best way to be sure your donation is counted in time is to visit the campus or donate online at  Be sure to use the drop-down box and designate your donation for York and your donation will count toward the campus total.

Anyone interested in supporting the dancers from Penn State York can send checks made payable to:

Penn State York Benefiting THON
c/o York Student Government Association
Penn State York
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403

Be sure to note York, Org. 170 in the memo line of the check. Checks sent to the local campus as well as online donations will be credited to the local dancers and then added to the final total at University Park.

Mark your calendar now for the Holiday Pasta Dinner to benefit THON to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Madison Avenue Church of the Brethren, 645 Madison Avenue, York, Pa.


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Last Updated December 08, 2011