THON: PSU Students Break a Record

It was a record-breaking weekend in the Happy Valley. Penn State students danced or stood upright at THON for 46 straight hours to raise a record-breaking $13.3 million for pediatric cancer.

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A Moraler is tossed in the air during the final hours of THON at Penn State main campus. The annual THON student event raises money for pediatric cancer.
High in the stands of the Bryce Jordan Center, supporters show their diamonds to encourage the dancers on the floor as they kick off THON 2014 and 46 hours of no-sitting, no-sleeping dancing to fight pediatric cancer.
The doors are open at the Bryce Jordan Center and the arena is filling up in advance of the start of THON 2014. Tyler Hoge of Erie, a junior studying finance, was one of the first spectators through the door. He's attending THON in support of Pillar.
Sharmila Sandirasegarane and the rest of the 708 dancers arrived at the Bryce Jordan Center through a human tunnel in advance of the start of THON 2014.
The Penn State Dance Alliance performed during Pre-THON on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
THON child Kaylahni Laboy, 5, squirts water into a crowd of dancers as Penn State Junior Jill Kile spins her around in the Bryce Jordan Center arena Friday during THON 2014's kickoff.
THON 2014 kicked off Feb. 21 with lots games in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Ryan Patrick and other members of the 2014 THON Executive Committee gave the countdown to kick off THON in the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.
Dancers snapped away at the start of Penn State's THON 2014.
A record $13.3 million was raised this year.
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