In its 47-year history, THON has seen plenty of changes to its locations and procedures. However, 2021 will make history, since the dance marathon won’t be held in person for the first time ever.
On Friday, THON announced the 2021 dance marathon will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic — and Penn State community members took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Penn State THON 2021 announced via Twitter on Friday that its annual 5k, sponsored by PNC Bank, will be held virtually on October 11, 2020.
State College Borough Manager Tom Fountaine never imagined that his son’s experience with cancer would spark the founding of an organization responsible for raising money to fight for a cure for pediatric cancer.
Zach Long comes from a Penn State family. In fall 2018, he had high hopes and big aspirations for his freshman year at the university.
When a THON dancer is thinking about their fears, the first thing that comes to mind is the lack of sleep they’ll get and how hard it will be to push their physical boundaries and stand the full 46 hours.