Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Friday, February 19, 2010


THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

for those of you who are not aware of what THON is...i thought i would give you a little history lesson.

THON=the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon

In 1973 a small group of dedicated students from Penn State held the first marathon...they had 34 dancers and raised $2,000.

Now THON has 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers and has raised more than $61 million, benefiting THE FOUR DIAMONDS FUND at Penn State Childrens Hospital. (for the fight against childhood cancer and to help families ease some of the financal burdens)

i think that it is SO COOL that meg is on a THON committee and is already talking about becoming a group leader next year...i just received a TEXT from her that said: this is incredible and it hasn't even officially started yet. can't wait for you to see it.

am i one proud mom or what...not only do i think it is awesome that she is fundraising for the same kids that i help treat on a daily basis by running their lab work BUT the fact that she is getting out there and volunteering TONS of her time is amazing. this event takes months and months to pull together.

the event is starting friday evening and runs for 46 hours or so...yes...the dancers dance for days!!! i am heading out on sunday and can't wait to see it...i am sure i will need a tissue box...but that is ok.

when you are up roaming around in the middle of the night the next couple of days...say a prayer for these kids....that is a LONG time to stay on your feet.

thanks for checking in



Blogger Deb D said...

Very cool!!

February 20, 2010 8:44 AM  

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