THON Freezes in the HUB to Raise Awareness
Today at 12:15 in the HUB, members of the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), participated in a flash mob, freezing in place for 4 minutes during the middle of class changes. Over 500 members participated by wearing special shirts saying “ASK ME” on the front and a THON fact on the back. The idea was dreamed up by the THON Public Relations committee and aimed to raise awareness for THON and pediatric cancer.
They were certainly successful in gaining people’s attention, the packed HUB became very quiet as confused bystanders tried to figure out what was going on. Favorite quote of the day, “I feel like I’m in Old Navy,” referencing Old Navy’s mannequin advertising campaign. Onward State has compiled a video of the event for your viewing pleasure.
If you have any pictures of the event, please post them in the comments!
Full Disclosure: I am a THON Technology captain, but did not have any involvement in planning this event.
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