THON 2019: The Big Reveal

Penn State's 2019 THON raised $10,621,683.76 for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

THON 2019 adds to Penn State students' lasting impact on pediatric cancer patients.

The 47th year of THON ran from Feb. 15 to 17 as dancers stood for 46 hours without sleep at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The funds raised by THON are used to cover the treatment costs for pediatric cancer patients as well as support cancer research.

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.

The History of THON

THON was first organized in 1973 by a group of students seeking an opportunity to give back to their community. This idea has since grown into the largest student-run philanthropy in the world: THON. Each year, more than 16,500 student volunteers participate in the year-long fundraising efforts to benefit our sole beneficiary, Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. To learn more, visit