Kid’s Day at the Mall will Benefit THON

By Steve Harmic, Penn State DuBois

DUBOIS – Students on the Penn State DuBois THON committee will host a Kid’s Day fundraising event from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the DuBois Mall.  All children and their parents and guardians are invited to attend and have fun, while making a positive impact in the battle against childhood cancer.

Kids will be able to take part in dancing, face painting and letter writing, in addition to getting their picture taken with the Nittany Lion, and much more.  Look for the Penn State DuBois students to be set up near the former location of the store Wear Else.

All proceeds will benefit THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon.  The DuBois committee supports efforts for THON that reach throughout all of Penn State.  Money raised by THON is donated, each year, to the Four Diamonds Fund, a leader in the support of childhood cancer research.  University-wide, THON raised more than $10.6 million last year.  The Penn State DuBois THON committee also broke their own record by raising $16,235 for the cause.

THON takes place every February at Bryce Jordan Center at University Park, when student dancers stay on their feet for 46 hours straight, to raise money and awareness for the Four Diamonds Fund.

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