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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 20, 2024 10:51 AM
From: Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff and Rep. Scott Conklin, Rep. Kristin Marcell, Rep. Paul Takac
To: All House members
Subject: Honoring THON 2024: Treasure Every Adventure
 
On Thursday, I will be introducing a resolution to congratulate THON 2024 (the Penn State University IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon) and to recognize the students and organizers for another great year!

As one of many families who has been a recipient of the Four Diamonds, honoring the participants for their year-long fundraising and awareness campaign to fight pediatric cancer is the least we as a legislature can do!

THON is a student-run philanthropy and is sustained by more than 16,500 volunteers who collect money throughout the year and dance for 46 consecutive hours at the Bryce Jordan Center to conquer cancer and raise awareness of the disease.

The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, the sole beneficiary of THON's fundraising, offsets the cost of treatment that insurance does not cover, as well as expenses that may affect the welfare of the child, supports the medical team that cares for the children, and funds pediatric cancer research through start-up grants.

THON 2024: Treasure Every Adventure took place February 16-18, 2024 with $16,955,683.63, breaking THON's yearly record for the third consecutive year!  Since 1977, THON has raised more than $200 million!

Because of their outstanding dedication and hard work in putting together another THON, I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this legislation.



Introduced as HR328