Penn State Dance Marathon or THON is the largest student run Philanthropy with an objective to enhance lives of children and families impacted by pediatric cancer. THON’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research-all in pursuit of a cure. THON has raised over $140 million, helped 3700 families in the span of its existence. Fundraising efforts which are held throughout the year culminate in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon at the BJC. These 46 hours or the THON weekend is an opportunity where children, families and student organizations can come together and forget about cancer diagnosis.
ICLC is actively involved in the fundraising efforts for THON and fully supports THON’s mission. In the coming year ICLC aims to organize and participate various fundraising events for THON.