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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 7, 2022 11:51 AM
From: Senator Jake Corman
To: All Senate members
Subject: Senate Resolution Recognizing “THON Week” in PA (Feb. 18-20, 2022)
 
Please join me in co-sponsoring a resolution honoring the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON.
 
Held annually each February, this Penn State University-based 46-hour dance-a-thon, is the largest student-run philanthropic endeavor in the world, both in revenue and volunteer participation. This year’s theme is “Spark Endless Light.”
 
With the support of students from across the Commonwealth and beyond, this year-long effort benefits the nonprofit Four Diamonds organization at Penn State Children’s Hospital.  Whether to cover cancer treatment costs or to fund research for a cure, THON has raised $190 million to date for the benefit of 4,800 families and those impacted by childhood cancer.
 
This year, THON intends to hold THON Weekend 2022 in person, in the Bryce Jordan Center, on the evening of Friday, February 18 and conclude on Sunday, February 20, 2022. With this resolution, we would be recognizing the week of February 14-20, 2022 as “THON Week” in Pennsylvania. 
 
Please join me in honoring the continuing, tremendous effort made by more than 16,500 student volunteers, as well as their families; as they continue to help raise funding, increase awareness and provide emotional support to children and families fighting childhood cancer.
 
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution.