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THON 2013 Breaks Record, Reaches Aggregate Total of $100 Million

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After a year of fundraising, months of planning and 46 hours of dancing FTK, this year’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon managed to shatter last year’s total and raise a whopping $12,374,034.46.

Even with one less canning weekend, THON 2013 continued its seven-year streak of higher grand totals, with the help of personal and corporate donations, the THON store and other special events.

While last year’s total of $10,686,924.83 was the first to break eight figures, this year, the record books will remember THON 2013 as the one that put the Four Diamonds Fund donation total over $100 million.

Since 1977, when THON and the Four Diamonds Fund paired up for a common cause, $89 million have been raised, excluding this year’s efforts. All that money has been making a difference in the lives of countless THON children and families. With every cent raised, we come closer to eradicating childhood cancer. We will dance in celebration one day, but until then we dance for a cure, For The Kids.

Don’t forget, THON 2014 is tomorrow!

Here are this year’s top ten totals for the organizations that participated in THON.

Greek:
1. Alpha Tau Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha – $367,452.77
2. Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Sigma Alpha - $288,429.1
3. Sigma Chi and Alpha Omicron Pi – $239,149.27
4. Acacia and Gamma Phi Beta – $195,897.11
5. Pi Kappa Phi and Alpha Chi Omega – $181,017.09
6. Delta Chi and Kappa Kappa Gamma – $163,504.52
7. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Pi Beta Phi – $148,951.65
8. Kappa Delta Rho and Sigma Delta Tau – $146,182.67
9. Theta Delta Chi and Alpha Delta Pi – $131,341.43
10. Sigma Alpha Mu and Chi Omega – $123,894.87

Special Interest Organizations:
1. Atlas – $559,358.48
2. Ohana – $238,259.59
3. Springfield – $170,311.16
4. Apollo – $121,519.76
5. Pillar – $108,146.79
6. FOTO – $93,375.47
7. HEAL – $72,185.64
8. Tri-State – $51,166.17
9. Trilogy – $40,736.19
10. A-7 – $36,349.46

General Organizations:
1. College of Earth and Mineral Sciences – $92,481.23
2. Phi Chi Theta – $82,590.72
3. Phi Gamma Nu – $80,745.17
4. Alpha Kappa Psi – $73,530.82
5. Men’s and Women’s Club Lacrosse – $64,623.81
6. Club Swim Team – $61,286.07
7. Boulevard – $60,688.25
9. IST – $56,512.79
8. Student Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) – $58,335.72
10. Professional Golf Management Student Society (PGH55) – $55,948.91

Commonwealth Campuses:
1. Altoona – $98,655.51
2. Fayette – $85,969.09
3. Harrisburg – $53,186.51
4. Berks – $50,158.98
5. Behrend – $43,569.68
6. New Kensington – $43,539.33
7. Schuylkill – $43,447.69
8. Abington – $34,010.22
9. Lehigh Valley – $33,707.56
10. Mont Alto – $33,363.87

THON - The IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the most ubiquitous event on campus, has been in existence since 1973. THON currently benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital and has raised over $100,000,000 since its inception. Read more