THON shatters record

Penn State's annual dance marathon raises $12.3 million

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Published: Feb 16 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 18 2013 02:00:05 PM EST
THON breaks record
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -



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It was another record-breaking weekend in Happy Valley.

THON raised $12.3 million to help the fight against pediatric cancer.

The total shatters last year's record of $10.6 million.

Seven hundred Penn State University students danced for 46 hours to raise the money.

THON is billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

Students have now raised more than $100 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital since 1977.