February 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM
As you walk around the concourse of the Bryce Jordan Center during the 46 hours of THON, you will see a few booths with Four Diamonds Fund backdrops, handing out foam hats and other goodies of the like.
These booths are being manned in shifts by advisory board members of the Four Diamonds Fun of the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Mike Cocco, a Four Diamonds Fund advisory board member, was working one of the booths at about 3 p.m. Saturday.
“I’ve been here the whole time, and it’s really inspiring,” Cocco said. “Just seeing these Penn State students, and how selfless they are, giving up their time, their energy, is truly inspiring. There’s nothing really like THON.”
Cocco added that a large portion of funds from the Four Diamonds Fund comes from the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
“The 46 hours that THON is going on, it’s really unlike anyplace else in the world at any time,” he said. “This is a party unlike any other, and some day we’re going to have the biggest party when we find the cure for childhood cancer.”