Mark your calendars. Thursday night is the premiere of the THON documentary, and you won’t want to miss it. I got a sneak peek and can’t stop thinking about it. More than 3 years in the making, this WPSU-produced documentary gives you an insider’s view of the largest student-run philanthropy in the country – Penn State’s Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, aka THON. THON takes place every February and is 46 hours of no-sitting, no-sleeping, all to raise money for kids with cancer and their families. (That’s right. They’re on their feet for almost 2 full days!) Last year the Penn State community raised a whopping $10.6 million.
Why We Dance – Penn State’s Dance Marathon, The Documentary Film takes you inside the year-long effort dedicated to THON and gives you a rare glimpse into the lives of Penn State students and the communities they impact.
Here in State College the show will be on at 8 p.m. on WPSU. It will be showing on PBS stations across the state through the next few weeks. Trust us, it’s 60 minutes of TV worth watching.
Here’s a preview: