The 2021 THON dance marathon has raised a total of $10,638,078.62 for the fight against Pediatric Cancer.
Penn State’s annual 46-hour dance marathon looked different this year, as it was held virtually, but the community still came together to raise millions of dollars for the Four Diamonds fund.
Even though dancers performed in front of computer screens instead of in the Bryce Jordan Center this year, their goal remained the same.
Organizers say more than 165,000 viewers from 70 different countries tuned into this year’s virtual THON livestream.
And families, like the Packer family, were still able to pay it forward and dance for the cause.
To date, THON has raised nearly $200 million for the fight against childhood cancer and has helped over 4,000 families.
Shea McQuillan and Hannah Davis are Penn State students from Cambria County, and said they had a blast participating in THON this year.
“It will take a long time to comprehend the love and limitless that THON has,” McQuillan said.
“It really is a feeling and a community. The fact that we were still able to raise this much money and do this together was amazing,” Davis said.