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PSU-Schuylkill Raises $18,875 Toward Record-Setting THON Benefit

The money goes toward the fight against pediatric cancer

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Credit: Samantha L. Bower / Penn State. Creative Commons

Penn State-Schuylkill Campus’ local THON chapter, Schuylkill Benefitting THON, announced it raised more than $18,875 through this academic year to put toward the university’s record-breaking benefit this year.

PSU announced this past weekend that its THON fundraiser brought in a record $13.7 million in the school’s effort against pediatric cancer.

Three students from PSU-Schuylkill attended the weekend-long THON event at Main Campus in State College. THON is a 46-hour, no-sitting/no-sleeping dance marathon. They are Adam Amend, a third-year criminal justice and psychology student; Dominique Hughes, a third-year corporate communication student; and Samantha Robbins, a second-year business major in the marketing/management option.

Throughout the school year, students with Schuylkill Benefitting THON held several fundraisers, including the sale of T-shirts.

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“I am truly impressed with how dedicated the executive board was to raising maximum funds for THON,” says Kayla Felty, assistant director of athletics and the campus organization’s staff adviser at PSU-Schuylkill. “I am confident they gained many life skills through all the planning, prepping and executing of the various events while also strengthening their passion for their purpose. They’re changing lives for the better, and I couldn’t be more proud of each of them.”

Photo Credit: Samantha L. Bower / Penn State. Creative Commons

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