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Why We Dance: The Story of THON

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Why We Dance: The Story of THON is a documentary project that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

To many people, THON is a weekend-long event with 46 straight hours of dancing. What they may not see is an entire year spent raising awareness and money to conquer childhood cancer. Why We Dance: The Story of THON will introduce you to the inspirational children battling cancer and the Penn State students who participate in THON, dedicating themselves to making a difference for others.

As the THON clock ticks down on hour 46, not a soul is left unchanged. Viewers will be touched by the selflessness of their fellow mankind.

THON Changes Lives

The Four Diamonds Fund

Since 1977, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) has been raising money — now nearing $80 million dollars— to help The Four Diamonds Fund assist children and their families in the battle against childhood cancer.

To learn more, visit the Penn State THON website.

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