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Students walk for THON and childhood cancer

Penn State Berks students are hosting a 5K walk/run and a 1-mile walk/run for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world that benefits childhood cancer. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Race-day registration will be held from 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. at the Beaver Community Center. The cost to participate is $25 for the 5K walk/run and $15 for the 1-mile walk/run.

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 $40,000 and the entire University raised over ten million dollars. For more information, please contact student chair Melissa Sauer at MRS5498@psu.edu.

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