March 13, 2012
A University of Delaware dance marathon Sunday raised more than $450,000 for a pediatric cancer charity, organizers announced. The donations will go to the B+ Foundation, which provides support to families with seriously ill children and sponsors research. More than 2,500 students and community members participated in the 12-hour event. - Susan Snyder
June 22, 1995 |
Thirtieth Street Station is a place that travelers and commuters pass through on their way from here to there, or vice versa. A week from tomorrow, it will be a destination. Big doings are afoot within the cavernous walls of the classic Roman-style building. Literally afoot. It's an eight-hour dance happening to benefit the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Center City-based Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), the 5 1/2-year-old volunteer group that provides free meals and nutrition counseling to homebound HIV/AIDS victims in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.
March 30, 1998 |
At West Chester University, students donned their most comfy sneakers and held a dance marathon from midnight Friday to noon Saturday. Still upright and going strong around noon Saturday were (from right) Jennifer Fox, Tricia Zarrilli, Ed Brocklesby, Jen Mariani and Lauren Kossler.
February 18, 2013 |
For Jeff Bruskin, 21, a senior international politics and philosophy major, the annual Penn State dance marathon known as THON is a way to show the side of the university that has been all but drowned out the last few years. "It's not as big as our football culture, but our dance marathon, we are proud to say, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. " This weekend, after 46 hours of non-sit-down dancing by 710 dancers and a capacity crowd at the Bryce Jordan Center, the students announced that a record $12.3 million had been raised - putting the total collected for pediatric cancer since THON began in 1973 at more than $100 million.
March 2, 2008 |
Move over, Dancing with the Stars. More than 60 eighth graders from Cherry Hill's Rosa International Middle School have teamed up to "dance, dance, dance" while raising money for the Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. The first-ever dance marathon, "It's Not Romance - It's Just a Dance" at the International Baccalaureate school, where community and service are integral educational themes, will take place Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Students will earn community and service hours for donning their dance shoes and participating in the event, now the buzz around the hallways.
May 24, 2007 |
Most of us give ourselves a pat on the back after a morning power walk or a 30-minute run. So imagine the satisfaction tap dancer Robert Burden will feel after he taps for 24 hours straight this weekend. Plus, he's doing it for charity. Burden and other local dancers will host a benefit tap concert at the Philadelphia Clef Club, 736 S. Broad St. at 7 tonight. Philadelphia tap artist Germaine Ingram will perform and the celebrated tap master LaVaughn Robinson is expected to attend.
September 28, 1986 |
South Jersey residents will have the opportunity to meet local sports and music celebrities and dance the night (and day) away in the coming weeks at several fund-raising events sponsored by the Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that holds athletic competitions and training for handicapped children and adults. The first of the fund-raisers is a "Sports Celebrity Rock-and-Roll Auction," which will be held Tuesday at the Cherry Hill Hyatt. For a $10 donation, participants will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with (and autographed by)
February 25, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE Over three days of nonstop movement, Penn Staters turned the Bryce Jordan Center, typically a basketball venue, into what one student called "the biggest celebration of life you can possibly have. " "I think this is the epitome of how to live your life," senior Emma Gregory said of THON, Penn State's annual 46-hour dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer. In its 42nd year, THON raised a record $13.34 million, up from last year's tally of $12,374,034.46.
June 13, 1994 |
At 4 this afternoon - just before rush hour - radio station WPEN will set up its broadcasting equipment in the cavernous spaces of 30th Street Station. Pennsylvania Ballet dancers will arrive, carrying water bottles, brown-bag dinners and changes of shoes. And for the next 24 hours, the North Concourse will echo to great old dance songs while the dancers settle in for an old-fashioned dance marathon. It's "Dancin' Day & Night," a Pennsylvania Ballet party, fund-raiser, end-of-season bash and citywide event.