MoxieTHON set for Oct. 5, will fight leukemia

September 19, 2008

University Park, Pa. -- The Melissa Heydenreich MoxieTHON, organized by the Penn State Lion Ambassadors and sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, on the University Park campus.

The run begins at the Intramural Building on the corner of University Drive and Curtain Road. Registrations are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $15 and day-of registration is $17.

The race has become a Penn State running tradition by raising more than $66,283 for Leukemia research over the past 10 races. All proceeds of this race are given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America in honor of Melissa Heydenreich, a Lion Ambassador who lost her life to leukemia. The event features prizes for all age groups, a speaker and representatives from the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Registration forms can be found online at or can be picked up at the Business Building from Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26; and in the HUB-Robeson Center Monday, Sept. 29 to Friday, Oct. 3.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated March 19, 2009