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Parkmobile To Donate a Portion Of Transaction Fees To THON

Parkmobile, an app that allows users to pay for their parking meter from a cell phone, will donate 25 percent of the State College transaction fees it receives from Feb. 1-21 to THON. The app has been implemented in more than 600 locations across the country and can be used at any parking location in downtown State College that shows the Parkmobile logo on the meter.

“Parkmobile is pleased to join the Borough of State College, the Penn State Community, and especially the THON dancers in their fight against pediatric cancer,” said Charley DeBow, Vice President of Parkmobile and Penn State alumnus. “We hope that one day we all dance in celebration, but until then we will dance for a cure.”

THON has raised more than $114 million for pediatric cancer since 1977, and last year’s total of $13,343,517.33 shattered the 2013 total by almost $1 million.

“Parkmobile donating 25 percent of its transaction fees from February 1 until Saturday of THON Weekend engages the community in giving back and supporting THON at their own convenience,”said THON Public Relations Director Aly Young in a press release. “It provides an opportunity for all residents to contribute to our efforts through something they do on a daily basis, which is unique. We are grateful for the support of Parkmobile as we conclude our year-long fundraising efforts for THON 2015!”

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Greg is a senior majoring in energy engineering at Penn State. He is a big fan of Pittsburgh sports and sandwiches with coleslaw and french fries. You can email him at [email protected] or find him at the Phyrst drunkenly requesting the band to play "One Headlight."

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