THON 2016 raises $9.8 million for childhood cancer

Annual student-run charity raises $9,770,332.32 for Four Diamonds Fund

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The 2016 Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) raised $9,770,332.32 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raises money to fight pediatric cancer.

The 44th year of THON ran from Feb. 19 to 21 as dancers stood for 46 hours without sleep at the Bryce Jordan Center.