Penn State THON's Executive Committee announced Friday via Instagram the 2022 event theme will be "Spark Endless Light."
Three, two, one, GO! Hundreds took off from the starting line on Curtin Road in front of the Bryce Jordan Center Sunday, racing in a 3.1-mile loop around campus for THON’s annual 5K.
In an unprecedented move by Penn State and Four Diamonds authorities, THON was shifted to a virtual format this year due to rising public health concerns from the coronavirus pandemic.
With 19 commonwealth campuses across Pennsylvania, Penn State offers prospective students a plethora of opportunities to complete their undergraduate — and even graduate — education.
In a typical year, thousands would cram into the Bryce Jordan Center at around 4 p.m. on the Sunday of THON, breathlessly waiting for the THON total reveal.
For Penn State’s all-female hip hop dance group Whiplash, the coronavirus pandemic brought the group closer to the overall mission of THON — spreading awareness of childhood cancer and raising money in pursuit of research for a cure.
THON’s Final Four kicked off with a virtual Family Hour this year, in which Four Diamonds families and their children shared video messages and stories of their battles with pediatric cancer.
Similar to any organization starting a new venture, Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity faced numerous challenges fundraising for its THON campaign after becoming a recognized fraternity again.
Despite the hope for a return to normalcy for THON 2022, there are certain aspects of virtual THON that dancers and organizers would like to see continue after this year.
Every year, the first people to arrive at the Bryce Jordan Center for THON and the last ones to leave aren’t the dancers: It's the members of OPPerations.