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THON Festival planned for Sun., Jan. 31

Penn State Hazleton’s THON Committee invites the campus and area communities to attend the annual THON Festival on Sun., Jan 31, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the campus gym. All proceeds from the event support Penn State students’ efforts to fight pediatric cancer.

THON Chair Kristin Piazza said, “We invite everyone to attend the THON Festival to support the fight against pediatric cancer and to get to know students at the campus who are involved in THON. The festival has something for everyone.”

Featured at the THON Festival are many free items and events, such as air-brushed baseball caps, bobble heads and inflatable activities, along with arts and crafts.

A wide variety of baskets and larger prizes will be available for raffle in a “tricky tray” format.

Food, including pizza, refreshments and snacks will be sold.

The dancers representing Penn State Hazleton for the 2010 THON will be introduced at the festival and include sophomores Nick Hadulias, Brittany McGovern and Cynthia Young, and freshman Mike Pirtle.

THON, short for the Penn State IFC/Pan-Hellenic Dance Marathon, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Penn State students spent almost one year fundraising with efforts culminating each February in a 46-hour dance marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center at the University Park campus. All monies raised are donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

For more information about THON or to donate online, visit www.thon.org. Please designate contributions to the Hazleton campus THON Committee.

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