THON is a student- run philanthropy started by Penn State students. THON raises money to donate to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Medical Center to help children with pediatric cancer. The money goes to providing emotional and financial support, spreading awareness, and funding research to one day find a cure.
During THON weekend in February, families affected by cancer have a fun weekend, celebrate their children, and "forget" temporarily about the struggles with cancer.
Why do people stand for 46 HOURS??