Penn State Schuylkill students raised $8,400 recently in a series of canning events in Schuylkill County as part of the The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON. The students collected funds at Boyer's Markets locations in Schuylkill Haven and Orwigsburg, Pa., and at Palermo's restaurant in Minersville, Pa. The funds will go to the Four Diamonds Fund, which offers financial and emotional support to pediatric cancer patients and their families, and also funds cancer research.
Since THON began in 1973, Penn State students from across the commonwealth have combined to raise more than $78 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. THON now is known as the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.