Corman Introduces Resolution Honoring Penn State’s THON Fundraiser

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) has introduced a resolution honoring the annual THON fundraiser led by Penn State students to support families affected by childhood cancer.

THON provides both emotional and financial support for families who benefit from the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. As the largest student-run philanthropy effort in the world, THON has raised $190 million to help 4,800 families since its creation in 1973.

The year-long fundraiser culminates in a 46-hour dance marathon that will take place February 18-20 at the Bryce Jordan Center. A livestream of the event is available at

Corman’s resolution designates the week of February 14-20 as “THON Week” in Pennsylvania and honors the work of the 16,500 Penn State student volunteers who make the fundraiser possible.

“The incredible work of dedicated THON volunteers makes a world of difference in the lives of young cancer warriors and their families,” Corman said. “These students deserve our recognition and appreciation for their efforts to provide a ray of hope to Four Diamonds families during their darkest hour.”

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