Whyte, Eisman to Represent Campus at THON
Penn State Students Louise Whyte of DuBois, and Jordan Eisman of Brockway have been selected by the Penn State DuBois THON Committee as the campus' 2013 THON dancers. The pair will represent Penn State DuBois at THON, planned for February 15, through February 17, at the Bryce Jordan Center and attempt to dance and stay on their feet for 46 hours strait.
Money raised by THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon, is donated, each year, to the Four Diamonds Fund, a leader in the support of childhood cancer research. University-wide, THON raised over $10.6 million last year.
"I'm excited to represent Penn State DuBois at THON," Whyte said. "Being a THON dancer has been a dream of mine for three years. THON represents the best of Penn State. To be part of an organization that actually saves lives is incredible, and to be selected to dance is an honor. I am determined to make it all 46 hours and be a part of the fight to end cancer."
"You get to meet a lot of good people and do a lot of good things," Eisman said about her involvement on the THON Committee. "I have been to THON before, and I've seen how excited everyone is to be a part of it. I really wanted to be a part of it."
The DuBois THON Committee broke their own record last year by raising $15,748 in support of the efforts of THON that reach throughout all of Penn State. This year, the DuBois committee has several fundraising events that are yet to come. A three-on-three basketball tournament is slated for January 26; The Annual THON Hair Auction is set for January 30; and THON Basket Bingo is planned for February 1.
For more information on THON and upcoming THON events at Penn State DuBois, contact the Office of Student Life at 814-375-4764 or StudentActivities@psu.edu