Penn State Lehigh Valley to participate in first 2013 THON canning weekend
To raise money for THON 2013, Penn State Lehigh Valley students will have their first canning weekend on Sept. 28-30. From 6 a.m. to dusk, more than 15 students will be outside of multiple Dunkin’ Donuts locations along Hamilton Boulevard in Allentown, as well as the Wal-Mart stores in both Trexlertown and Whitehall.
Canning is an annual tradition that solicits donations from area residents for THON, which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund, Conquering Childhood Cancer, at the Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, Pa.
THON 2013 will take place on February 15, 16, and 17 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus in State College. More than 700 students from Penn State campuses and organizations will dance continuously for 46 hours to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatments.