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Penn State University Kicks Off THON Dance Marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) -- Students at Penn State are dancing the weekend away for a good cause. They're in the middle of a 46-hour dance marathon, better known as "THON."

The marathon raises money to help children battling cancer.

It's the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

Last year's THON brought in more than $10.5 million.

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