Two Penn State Shenango students: Kelsey Zurawsky and Meagan Hardy; participated in last weekend's THON -- Penn State University's 46-hour dance marathon, which raised $13.3 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hersey Medical Center.
Kelsey and Meagan, who successfully completed the 46-hour dance marathon, are also co-chairs of the Shenango campus THON organization. They, along with a group of a dozen Shenango campus students, raised more than $10,000 for THON through numerous fundraisers. Several of these students also attended THON weekend to help support Kelsey and Meagan, and other campus dancers, as they participated in the largest student-run philanthropic event in the country.
According to THON adviser Amy Evans, the students raised the funds by selling THON T-shirts, holding a spaghetti benefit dinner and basket raffle, placing donation boxes at local businesses, participating in three "canning" weekends, collecting and recycling aluminum cans, and sponsoring a Pittsburgh Penguin's hockey ticket raffle.
“I am so proud of our students,” said Evans. “They have all worked so hard this past year to raise this money for pediatric cancer patients and their families. I am especially happy for Kelsey and Meagan who were our campus’ co-chairs and who completed the 46-hour dance marathon. They are both great leaders and role models at our campus.”