THON raises millions for pediatric cancer

By on February 22, 2012



Ephrata graduates Ryan Trella, Caitlin Eckman and Vanessa Fetter were among thousands of Penn State students and supporters who helped raise a grand total of $10,686,924.83 for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital as part of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON, held Feb. 17-19. The weekend kicked off with 708 dancers parading through a human tunnel from the Multi-Sports Complex to the Bryce Jordan Center, their home for the weekend. Dancers were motivated by the performance of hourly line dances, visits with Four Diamonds families and mail and packages from friends and family. They were entertained throughout the weekend by a kids' fashion show featuring Four Diamonds children, a pep rally and performances by live bands. (Photos courtesy of Caitlin Eckman)Ephrata graduates Ryan Trella, Caitlin Eckman and Vanessa Fetter were among thousands of Penn State students and supporters who helped raise a grand total of $10,686,924.83 for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital as part of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON, held Feb. 17-19. The weekend kicked off with 708 dancers parading through a human tunnel from the Multi-Sports Complex to the Bryce Jordan Center, their home for the weekend. Dancers were motivated by the performance of hourly line dances, visits with Four Diamonds families and mail and packages from friends and family. They were entertained throughout the weekend by a kids' fashion show featuring Four Diamonds children, a pep rally and performances by live bands. (Photos courtesy of Caitlin Eckman)

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