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Weekend Events to Benefit THON

1/13/2012 —

The Penn State DuBois THON Committee has organized three weekend events to benefit their cause of finding a cure for childhood cancer.  The Annual Rock-A-THON, a benefit concert, and a dine-out event at Luigi's Restaurant are all planned for the weekend of January 20, 21, and 22. 


The Rock-A-THON will take place all weekend from January 20, through the 22. Penn State DuBois students, staff members, and faculty members will take their post in rocking chairs at businesses throughout the area and accept donations for "rocking" all weekend long.  Volunteers will rock from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, until 5:00 p.m. Sunday. 


A benefit concert, featuring several local bands, to raise money for THON will begin at

4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, at the Clarion Hotel in DuBois.  The event is expected to wrap up around 11:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.  A raffle for prizes donated from local businesses will also be held.  This is an alcohol free event.


Bands performing for the benefit show include Chessie and the Kittens, Woodsy's Punx, Divider, Artica, Between Us and Them, Ivyside, Wait For It, A Plague Upon Us, and Trophies. 


The dine-out event, Luigi's and THON Fighting Childhood Cancer, is scheduled from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, at Luigi's Restaurant in DuBois.  Luigi's will donate a portion of the proceeds from all purchases made at the restaurant that day to THON.  A silent auction will also run throughout the day, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.


The DuBois THON Committee supports the efforts of 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 over $9.5 million last year.  Penn State DuBois contributed a campus record of nearly $14,000 to that total.  This year, THON is scheduled to take place from February 17, through February 19, at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.  At that time, student dancers from across the university will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours in support of efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer.  


For updates on where and when all Penn State DuBois THON related events are taking place, follow the group on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/180923598650108/


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