THON 2019 raises $10.6 million for fight against childhood cancer

February 17, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's THON 2019 has raised $10,621,683.76 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.

THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raises money to fight pediatric cancer.

This year, THON ran from Feb. 15 to 17 as dancers stood for 46 hours without sleep at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The funds raised by THON are used to cover the treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients as well as supported cancer research.

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $168 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Last Updated March 01, 2019