On Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will be holding its second annual MiniTHON, a 12 Hour Hollywood themed Dance Marathon benefiting THON.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is the largest student run philanthropy in the world. THON, a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer, has raised more than $114 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital since 1977. THON 2015 will take place from February 20th - 22nd, 2015 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.
In anticipation of THON 2015, Penn State Wilkes-Barre students are inviting the local college community to get into the THON spirit. The Hollywood themed MiniTHON will run from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30th through 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31st on the Wilkes-Barre Campus.
"Our entire campus community, not just the students involved in THON, support all that THON does throughout the year on our campus," explains Student Activities Coordinator, Jackie Warnick-Piatt. "From our Zombie 5K this past fall to Pieing our Chancellor; the support from our campus community and the community as a whole is outstanding."
The deadline to register for the MiniTHON is Monday, January 26th. There are two tiers in which to register: $25 for admission to the event, which covers food and snacks throughout the evening. $35 will include a 2015 MiniTHON T'shirt. Local colleges are encouraged to attend with school IDs. Food, snacks, and games will be provided throughout the night. There will be no admittance into the event after 11 pm. The event this year will be held in the Student Commons, Student Lounge.