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Students hold silent auction for THON and childhood cancer

1/22/2009 —

Penn State Berks students are hosting a silent auction for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world that benefits childhood cancer. The event will be held on Friday, January 30 from 6:30-10:00 p.m., in the Perkins Student Center and will include bingo and other activities for the entire family. This event is open to the public.

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, with all proceeds benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund, Conquering Childhood Cancer, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. After a year-round fundraising effort by the students of all Penn State campuses, THON culminates in a 46-hour, "no-sitting, no-sleep" Dance Marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center. Last year, the Berks THON dance marathon raised more than $23,000 and the entire University raised over six million dollars.

For more information, please contact Aurora Beani at aob5012@psu.edu.

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