State College, PA – The volunteer THON dancers are probably still asleep and catching up on their beauty rest after spending 46 hours awake over the weekend in State College, all to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund and the battle against childhood cancer.

THON, the nickname for the marathon dance that Penn State has held since 1977, raised even more money this year than they did in 2018.

This year, $10.6 million was raised throughout the year by students, fraternizes, sororities, and other clubs at Penn State. Last year, the teams raised $10.1 million, so this year there were about half a million more donations.

More than 700 dancers spent the weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center, including three of our Penn State DuBois students: Jamie Turner, KJ Long, and Tristen Bressler. They spent the 46 hours dancing, playing games, and hanging out with the kids and families who benefit from the donations.

Penn State DuBois alone raised more than $30,000 this year. That’s the most they’ve ever been able to donate!

The Four Diamonds Fund covers 100 percent of all medical expenses related to cancer care not covered by insurance for kids who have been treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Since 1977, Penn State’s THON has raised more than $157 million for this kids.

Check out THON’s livestream, where you can see what’s happening there in real time.

You can read more stories about the thousands of kids they’ve helped and the reasons why students get involved at THON.org.

Live at Penn State DuBois with our hair auction volunteers to raise money for THON and beating childhood cancer!Thank you to all of the volunteers and especially to the three students who will be representing PSU DuBois this year at THON: Jamie Turner, Kaitlyn Long, and Tristen Bressler!Can’t make it here? Donate online at https://thon.donordrive.com/event/PSUDHaircut volunteers: Brianna Brubaker, Heather Witherow, Tristen Bressler, Jamie Turner, KJ Long, Madyson Hetzler, and Jeanetta Fegert.

Posted by Sunny 106 on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thank you from Penn State DuBois! Together with your help, they raised more than $30,000 for THON, fighting against childhood cancer!

Posted by Sunny 106 on Thursday, February 14, 2019

A lot of that money came from their annual hair auction, in which people agree to cut their hair for donations.

Click Here to see our full story on Penn State DuBois’ haircut auction.

Left to right: KJ Long, Tristen Bressler, and Jamie Turner

Left to right:  Jamie Turner, Chanice Britten (Penn State DuBois alum and former THON dancer), Tristen Bressler, and KJ Long