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THON 2013: Live Webcast and Twitter Feed



Here is your one-stop shop for everything THON during #THON13!

We have a live Instagram Stream, Twitter Stream and a Live #THON13 Webcast below; so you can keep up with everything going on at the Bryce Jordan Center!

 There is still time to donate! You can donate easily right HERE.

Check out our Facebook album that will be getting updated all weekend HERE.

Are you tuning in from around the world? Send us your THON Diamonds from around the world by tweeting #THONaroundtheWORLD @StateInTheReal – and we will post them HERE.

 #THON13 Instagram Stream:

What is THON:

‘The mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund.

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. This effort engages more than 15,000 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in hopes of finding a cure.

The year culminates with a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon known as THON Weekend. This event is held at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center each year in the month February. In 2012, THON raised a record-breaking $10.68 million and was able to donate 96% of funds raised directly to the Four Diamonds Fund.

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $89 million benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.  the Four Diamonds Fund picks up where insurance leaves off, enabling families to solely focus on care for their child.  Assistance from the Four Diamonds Fund ensures counselors, social workers, music therapists and other specialists are available to provide comprehensive care in a family-focused atmosphere. Thanks to THON, the Four Diamonds and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center recruits world-class talent to continue innovative research benefiting children worldwide.”                           


100 Days 'Til THON Today!

Come out to the HUB to celebrate 100 Days ‘Til THON today, November 7, 2012!
There will be tons of activities throughout the day, from 9am- 4pm, ending with a silent rave on Pollock Road!

Here is the schedule:

9am-12pm: DJ’s in Findlay Commons

10am: Merch Sale begins

11am: Entertainment Acts in the HUB

11:50am: Mr & Mrs. THON Pageant Contestants Introduced

12:30pm: Hair Donation for Wigs for Kids

12:40pm: Four Diamonds Family Speaker

1:00pm: THON’s Got Talent Competition

2:45pm: THON Photograph on Old Main

3:00pm: Silent Rave on Pollock Road

4:00pm: Merch Sale ends

Here is the Silent Rave playlist:

Good Time – Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City

When Love Takes Over – David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

Don’t Wake Me Up – Chris Brown

Gangnam Syle – PSY

Some Nights – fun.

Make sure to stop by Cold Stone downtown on Beaver Avenue to support THON from 5pm-10:30pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit THON!

Use the hashtag #THON100days if you’re going to tweet or instagram anytime during the day! 🙂

And as always, continue to Inspire Tomorrow’s Miracles!

Did you see what ATLAS raised during the first THON Canning Weekend

ATLAS had an amazing first canning weekend, as I’m sure everyone else who participated did as well. From the number released to the way they presented it, every part of this video is extremely special.  Great start to THON ATLAS and best of luck to you and everyone else who will “Inspire Tomorrow’s Miracles” this year for THON 2013! FTK
To learn more about THON and to donate to a great cause visit learn more about Atlas, an independent THON organization, visit

New Video: Why We Dance: The Story of THON from WPSU

The THON documentary was literally incredible.  WPSU has uploaded it to Youtube, and we are helping spread the word! Enjoy!

“Why We Dance: The Story of THON is a documentary project that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

To many people, THON is a weekend-long event with 46 straight hours of dancing. What they may not see is an entire year spent raising awareness and money to conquer childhood cancer. Why We Dance: The Story of THON will introduce you to the inspirational children battling cancer and the Penn State students who participate in THON, dedicating themselves to making a difference for others.

DVDs of this documentary are available for purchase through our website here: A portion of the sales goes to the Four Diamonds Fund.”