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Event Raises More than $3,000

THON-A-Palooza
11/16/2006 —

Penn State York’s THON-A-Palooza, Nov. 10 and 11, a 24-hour benefit event, raised $3,493 for the Four Diamonds Fund for children with cancer at Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center. The proceeds from the event will go toward the totals for York’s THON dancers who head to University Park in February to compete in THON, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which has raised more than $40 million in the past 30 years for children with cancer. THON is set for Feb. 16 – 18, 2007, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

View photo gallery of the event

Students from several area high schools, Lancaster Academy, YTI, and HACC participated in the event that included games, bands, food, and fun. Maddie Hill, 9, Penn State York’s THON child, and her family, from Dover, Pennsylvania, took part in the event Friday night. Hill has been diagnosed with lymphobastic lymphoma, and is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy at Hershey Medical Center through October 2007. Her cancer is currently in remission.

Anyone interested in contributing to the local campus’ efforts for THON can send checks made payable to Penn State Dance Marathon to THON, Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, PA 17403. All money collected will go to help children with cancer.

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