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about 8 months ago

Dancer Profile: Dan Henkin of Club Ultimate Frisbee

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Right now, 707 Penn Staters are dancing in the hope that we may one day eradicate pediatric cancer. Meet Dan Henkin, a senior who is dancing this year for Spisis, which is the THON organization for men’s and women’s club ultimate frisbee.

Why do you THON?

I THON because it really makes a difference. You can see it on the faces of families and kids all year. THON is magic.

Why did you decide to dance this year?

I decided I wanted to dance after THON when I watched my girlfriend as an OPP Captain and my friends who danced that year.

How do you feel so far?

I feel pretty good! The backs of my knees have been acting up, but I’m stretching a lot. I’m eating constantly, too. Thanks Hospitality!

What is your favorite part of the line dance?

The dance breakdown with “Lose Control.” I’ve always loved that song. What happened to Missy Elliot?

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

For my mom to visit — there’s only so much about THON you can understand without coming here. Besides that, the kids’ talent show!

We’ll check in with Dan again throughout the weekend. Keep it up!

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