THON 2010

People often asked me what I love the most about Penn State.  I always say it’s the sense of community here. It’s about the relationships that you form with people. It’s also about the sense of community that students not only have with their friends and classmates, but with the larger community as a whole.

That sense of community couldn’t have been larger this weekend as 708 dancers and thousands of others packed the Bryce Jordan Center for the largest student-run philanthropy in the world: Penn State Dance Marathon.

This year’s THON total: a record-breaking $7,838,054.36.

That’s $347,920.49 more than last year’s total. Way to go, Penn Staters, and the countless other people who made the event a success!






(Photos courtesy of Penn State Live)

Some neat facts from this year’s THON, thanks to the Daily Collegian, Penn State’s student-run newspaper:

          708 dancers

          11,000 square feet of mats

          500 inches of hair donated to Wigs for Kids

          1,920 smiley cookies, donated by Eat’n Park

          12,600 Subway sandwiches donated


I would also encourage you to check out and for more great photos and stories from this year’s event.

For the Kids!

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