The 2016 THON raised almost $10 million for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. There was no sleeping and no sitting for more than 700 dancers including Penn State Abington students and very little sleep for the thousands of moralers and supporters.
The money raised by THON — $136 million since 1977— is used to cover treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients and support cancer research.
Sophomore Steve Bellendorf joined THON his first year at Abington and said a student's campus location is irrelevant to the mission.
“We’re all Penn State students, we’re all here for the same cause,” he said.