Pennsylvania lawmakers honor THON with resolution

March 23, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In honor of Penn State students' efforts to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on March 22 recognizing the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON).

House Resolution 113 congratulated the organization for raising more than $10 million this past year for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital to help fight pediatric cancer.

Established in 1973, THON has raised more than $147 million toward fighting pediatric cancer and is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

The resolution's prime sponsor was Kerry Benninghoff, whose district includes parts of Centre and Mifflin counties.

The full resolution can be found online at

Last Updated March 23, 2017