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THON 2015 Raises $13,026,653.23 For The Kids

After a year of hard work and determination from volunteers, THON culminated with the total reveal, announcing that $13,026,653.23 was raised For The Kids.

The decrease from 2014 isn’t cause for disappointment or anger, but celebration as students still raised more than $13 million for the kids. $13,026,653.23 is nothing to fret about, since it’s still going to the people that need it most — Four Diamonds families. The total was going to plateau at some point, as there are only so many volunteers that can raise money throughout the year.

708 dancers still stood for 46 hours in order to fight pediatric cancer, supporting Four Diamonds families throughout the year and weekend both emotionally and financially.

This marks the first time since 2004 that THON raised less money than the previous year, failing to top last year’s total of $13,343,517.33. Dancers sat down after successfully standing 46 hours through mail call, a pep rally, and Family hour, making it through the journey for the kids.

If you’re already feeling nostalgic, you can reflect on what was another memorable and special THON weekend by checking out our extensive coverage.

The effort to top this year’s total and further contribute to the fight against pediatric cancer ahead of THON 2016 starts today. The THON 2015 theme was Empower the Dreamers, and that’s exactly what this year’s fundraising total will go toward: Supporting the dream that we one day dance in celebration of defeating pediatric cancer.

Stay tuned for an update with fundraising totals from individual organizations.

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Ted Hozza

Ted is a senior majoring in Community, the Environment, and Development, or as his friends here at Onward State like to call it, Architecture. You can probably find him at the Phyrst late at night with other Onward Staters if he's not somewhere else editing articles. You can follow him on Twitter @TedHozza or email him at [email protected]

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