THON (aka the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon) rocked Rec Hall this weekend, concluding as it always does in the early evening on Sunday. It's a big annual event on campus to raise money for the treatment and support of children dealing with cancer, based around the university's medical center in Hershey. The total amount raised/pledged this year was $4,122,483.65 ($4.1 million), a sensational amount and more than half a million dollars more than last year!
That total came from the ever-popular (but not always entirely accurate) forum at Daily Jolt ... and my sister, who was actually there, confirmed it for me. The two newspapers in town (TDC, CDT) apparently didn't get their acts together in time to publish any web updates this evening (as far as I can tell). Maybe they didn't get this memo.