Penn State York Benefiting THON raises more than $13,000

February 28, 2018

YORK, Pa. — Penn State York Benefiting THON took part in THON 2018, Feb. 16 to 18 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus, and raised $13,887.33. The THON total, combining all fundraising efforts from throughout the University, was $10,151.663.93. The funds raised by THON are used to cover the treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients as well as support cancer research. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

York students Casey Dierdorff, Paulina Martinez and Thalia Splawn put on their dancing shoes to represent the campus. A group of about 24 York students traveled to THON to take part in the weekend of activities and support all those dancing For The Kids. The theme for THON 2018 was “Discovering Tomorrow’s Wonder.”

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More information about THON is available online at

  • York Dancers in Sunglasses

    Casey Dierdorff, Paulina Martinez, and Thalia Splawn, left to right, show off their extra large red glasses and dancer mail sent to them by members of the campus community.  York's color was red, and faculty, staff, students, and family members made sure the dancers had plenty of things to keep themselves busy during the 46-hour dance marathon.

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis

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Last Updated March 07, 2018