THON - Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon - the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, which raises money for pediatric cancer. Year-long efforts to raise money for this organization culminate with a dance marathon in which the dancers are required to stand on their feet and stay awake for 46 hours. This year, they raised over $10.6 million For The Kids! My sister sits on the exec board of Atlas, an independent student org with one cause - to raise money for THON! I spent the weekend at Penn State with my family and Christine celebrating, dancing, crying and feeling completely overwhelmed by this incredible event!