This letter is in response to the article titled “Some wary to voice criticisms of THON in face of ‘THON Culture’ ” published Feb. 15 that highlighted those who are not part of the THON culture.
I know that those students are also involved in great organizations, and no one is accusing them of not having heart.
I am not a part of the Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon and really just learned about it within the last year.
I do, however, have two daughters and could not imagine hearing the words “your child has cancer.”
While other organizations raising money for cancer is certainly a worthy cause, THON fills a gap that was desperately needed. THON provides funds for treatment and research that is not provided by other organizations.
I am proud to attend graduate school at a school that has such a prominent organization.
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