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THON Fundraising Ramps Up in December

11/30/2011 —

The Penn State Lehigh Valley THON team is in full-on fundraising mode with a variety of events planned in December.


On Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in room 135, they will sponsor the second annual Concert-4-Life, a non-stop musical event featuring student and community musicians. Admission is $5 with all proceeds benefitting THON.


From Dec.2-4, look for Penn State Lehigh Valley students at area businesses where they will can for donations all weekend long. This year's canning sites include Walmart in Hatfield, Quakertown, Trexlertown, Whitehall, and Lehighton; Dunkin’ Donuts on Hamilton Street in Wescosville; McDonald’s in Trexlertown; and various businesses on Lehigh Street in Allentown.


THON Penny Wars will be held Dec. 5-8 in Centre Hall and will decide who will represent the campus as THON dancers. Each penny dropped in a candidate's can is a vote in favor of that candidate, while silver and paper money count negatively toward that candidate. However, the outcome is far from negative as all proceeds go directly to THON's mission to conquer childhood cancer.


The Penn State Lehigh Valley team's goal is to raise $27,000 for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Last year, they shattered their previous record by raising more than $24,000 toward the University total of more than $9 million.


For more information, contact University Relations at 610-285-5067.


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