THON 2020: The Big Reveal

Penn State's 2020 THON raised $11,696,942.38 for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

After 46 hours of no sleeping or sitting, THON dancers celebrate raising $11,696,942.38 to help kids with pediatric cancer and their families at the THON 2020 final numbers reveal. Credit: Michelle Bixby / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's 2020 THON has raised $11,696,942.38 for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital — adding to Penn State students' lasting impact in support of the fight against pediatric cancer. 

The 48th year of THON ran from Feb. 21 to 23 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 $180 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. It is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, both in revenue and volunteer participation. To learn more about the organization's impact, visit

THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. THON's mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness, and ensure funding for critical research — all in pursuit of a cure. To learn more, visit