Penn State Fayette raises $74,678 for THON 2022

Fayette leads Commonwealth Campus fundraising for 17th year

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Thirty students of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus have generated $74,678.94 in donations for the annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), held Feb. 18–20.

Over 15,000 Penn State students from across the commonwealth gathered for the 50th-annual Penn State Dance Marathon, better known as THON, to conquer pediatric cancer.

Since the Fayette team's inception in 1998, a cumulative amount of $1,515,092.79 has been raised for pediatric cancer research. Penn State Fayette’s contributions ranked the highest across the Commonwealth Campuses for the 17th time.

This year, THON volunteers raised a record-breaking total of $13,756,374.50 in 2022, bringing the University's cumulative total to more than $201 million raised since 1977. The previous record, of more than $13.3 million, was set in 2014.

THON continues to be the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and is committed to enhancing the lives of children impacted by childhood cancer by providing emotional and financial support, spreading awareness, and ensuring funding for critical research at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

“We are very proud of the Penn State Fayette THON team’s accomplishment through teamwork and dedication raising funds for pediatric cancer research, treatment, and family support,” said Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State Fayette.