Malik Golden Commits to Penn State
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Before a crowd of teammates, coaches and parents, Cheshire Academy athlete Malik Golden announced he was choosing Penn State over Iowa, Boston College and hometown favorite, UConn, finally ending the recruitment of one of the …

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Live from Happy Valley, Penn State THON 2011

Submitted by on February 18, 2011No Comment

‘You are looking live’ at THON 2011!!

We’ll keep you live through the entire weekend for one of the most amazing traditions and weekends all those involved will ever be a part of. If you haven’t already, head on over to THON and donate to the Four Diamonds Fund and join us in the fight against pediatric cancer. Heck, even Khloe Kardashian has jumped on board.

The following was written by our very own THON correspondent, juventus20:

For those of you who don’t know what THON is (I would imagine you are either not a Penn Stater or lived under a rock while you attended PSU); THON is a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping “dance” marathon. THON, short for Penn State Dance Marathon, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the entire world. THON raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund, which support families battling pediatric cancer at the Hershey Medical Center. Money from the Four Diamonds Fund helps pay for research, medication, and cost of living expenses that insurance does not cover. This greatly alleviates the monetary burden these families would otherwise spend to battle this terrible disease. Over 15,000 student volunteers plan, organize, fundraise, dance, and cheer to make THON an amazing success every year. The money and numbers allow THON to break records and accomplish some amazing goals, but it is the students, dancers, families, love, compassion, and emotions that make THON a true experience.

THON is one weekend, but it takes an entire school year to plan, organize and fundraise. By the time the dancers stand up, the organizers have put in enough time to call THON a full time job. This passion and dedication of volunteers really makes THON unique.

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