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2022 Penn State Thon: More Than $13.7 Million Raised To Fight Pediatric Cancer

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Thon 2022 is over, and more than $13 million was raised to fight pediatric cancer.

Event organizers announced Sunday that this year's event at the Bryce Jordan Center raised $13,756,347.50. The event returned to the arena after going virtual last year due to COVID-19.

The annual dance marathon raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund to fight pediatric cancer. It began at 6 p.m. on Friday and concluded Sunday at 4 p.m. Students were on their feet the entire time, helping raise money for childhood cancer research.

Thon 2022 celebrated its 50th year at Penn State University this weekend. Coming into this year, more than $180 million has been raised over the decades.

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