Brandywine students transform annual THON auction

Students at Penn State Brandywine are on a mission to revamp the campus’ annual silent auction benefitting THON— the largest student-run philanthropy in the world—to include a carnival with games and fun for everyone.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, the campus gymnasium will be filled with workshops, games, auction tables, arts and crafts, and THON’s version of Karaoke called “Thon Idol." A 76ers jersey signed by Andre Iguodala will be auctioned and Miss Philadelphia will be in attendance.

Admission to the carnival-themed auction will be $5 at the door and proceeds will benefit THON, a year-long effort that raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. THON began in 1972 when a small group of dedicated Penn State students held its first dance marathon. That year, 34 dancers participated and raised $2,000. Since then, THON’s presence in the Penn State community has grown exponentially, with 15,000 student volunteers and 700 dancers, and has raised more than $52 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009