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What is THON?

Dodgeball is the latest fundraisers for THON.

Devon Strawdinger, Staff Writer

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If you don’t know what THON is, you may be surprised to know that they are a group comprised of some of your fellow students! THON is  a community of students that raise awareness and money for families that suffer from childhood cancer. So far, THON has raised over $146 million in the pursuit of helping families and funding research to try and prevent childhood cancer. These students do their best to try and put together fundraisers and get out into the local communities to garner help and awareness for what they are fighting for.

The group’s most recent fundraising was a dodgeball tournament with a $10 per person entrance fee. This is such a popular event and the THON group had an amazing turnout that they had to turn it into a two day event! On sign up, each team had to choose a color that their entire team was going to wear for the tournament.

“This event brings a lot of campus camaraderie to the students and is a great way to have fun and support THON. It’s also only a one day thing, so it’s an easy event to commit to with a broad range of appeal, ” said Pam Fleck, THON co-advisor.

Hopefully we can see more events like this in the near future! If you are interested in checking out or joining the THON group, just click here.

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