Another year of hard work and fundraising by Penn State students paid off big time as $10,621,683.76 was raised for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.
The total was announced at the end of THON 2019, the 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping marathon held February 15-17 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Penn State Altoona was responsible for raising $46,911.63 of that total, taking third place of all Commonwealth campuses.
Five Penn State Altoona students were chosen as dancers for this year's marathon.
THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. The funds raised by THON are used to cover treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients as well as supported cancer research. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.