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Penn State Chapter Raises More Than $20,000 for Kids with Cancer

March 9, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (March 8, 2010) — After five months of canning trips and fundraisers throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states, the Lawrence G. Foster Chapter of PRSSA raised $20,936.39 for the 2010 Penn State IFC/Pan-Hellenic Dance Marathon (THON).

Penn State Chapter Raises More Than $20,000 for Kids with Cancer


THON is a student-run philanthropy that helps families pay for the expensive medical costs of having a child with cancer and helps fund pediatric cancer research at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa.

This year’s fundraising efforts were celebrated with a 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus. In total, Penn State raised $7,838,054.36 for The Four Diamonds Fund.

"I am really proud of what the THON committee accomplished this year," said Chapter President Dana Bubonovich. “I am especially proud of our two THON dancers, Brittany Thrush and Alex Deutsch, who remained strong during the 46-hours.”

The PRSSA THON committee worked extremely hard throughout the school year to collect donations for THON. Fundraising efforts included weekend canning trips to various towns in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to collect money from patrons outside of local businesses and participating in an aggressive letter-writing campaign to family and friends.

This year, the committee doubled its fundraising total from last year and broke all previous THON fundraising records within the Chapter. In the ten years of PRSSA THON, more than $100,000 has been raised to combat pediatric cancer.

For more information on the Chapter’s THON committee, contact Samantha Howsare by phone, (412) 335-3023, or e-mail.


Samantha Howsare, PRSSA THON Chair
(412) 335-3023