Greater Allegheny Students Raise $11,233.25 for THON

Hope Finds A Way: THON 2008

THON 2008 was a huge success! Penn State Greater Allegheny recently took part in a 46 hour no sleeping-no sitting dance marathon to help raise money for kids with pediatric cancer. The Penn State Greater Allegheny campus collected $11, 233.15 of the total $6.6 million raised. We would like to thank the surrounding community of Penn State Greater Allegheny for all donations and support.

Four dancers represented Penn State Greater Allegheny along with 700 other dancers at the annual Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) that was held on Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24, at the University Park campus' Bryce Jordan Center.

This year Ashley Kowalski, corporate communications major, was chair of the drive, along with Dion Harris, corporate communications major . Kowalski has been a member of THON since her freshman year. She danced along with Michael Wancheck, senior IST major; India Gaston, junior psychology major; and Erica Sanchez, kinesiology major. A group of 35 other Greater Allegheny students called Moralers  helped cheer on the dancers.

The goal was to surpass Greater Allegheny's last year's total of $10,600 by canning throughout the campus and local community. Funds were raised to support pediatric cancer patients at the Penn State Children's Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center.