Why We Dance: The Story of THON is a documentary project that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.
To many people, THON is a weekend-long event with 46 straight hours of dancing. What they may not see is an entire year spent raising awareness and money to conquer childhood cancer. Why We Dance: The Story of THON will introduce you to the inspirational children battling cancer and the Penn State students who participate in THON, dedicating themselves to making a difference for others.
As the THON clock ticks down on hour 46, not a soul is left unchanged. When Why We Dance: The Story of THON airs as a 60-minute public television documentary, viewers will be touched by the selflessness of their fellow mankind. Click here for more information on the documentary.
Many different Alumni Chapters are having viewing parties. For more information see below:
- Los Angeles, CA (Click the link for tickets) - Sunday, September 16, 2012
Location: Harmony Gold Theater - 7655 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90046
Doors open at 2:15pm, film will start at 3:00pm, reception immediately following approximately 4:00pm-5:30pm
- Washington, DC - Tuesday, September 18th
Location: Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 E St NW DC (near Metro Center, Gallery Place metro stations)
7:00pm - Pre-movie reception in lobby of E Street Cinema
7:30pm-9:00pm - Why We Dance: A Story of THON
9:00pm-9:30pm - Post-movie reception in lobby of E Street Cinema
- Pittsburgh, PA - Tuesday, September 18th
Location: WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
6:30pm to 9:15pm
- New York, NY - Wednesday, September 19th
Location: Tonic Times Square: 727 7th Avenue (between 48th & 49th) New York, NY 10019
6:00pm Happy Hour specials begin
- Philadelphia, PA - Monday, September 24th
Location: WHYY (Independence Mall West, 150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Doors open at 7:00pm
Screening begins 7:30pm
Interested in becoming the next Four Diamonds Liaison and member of the DMAIG board? We are now accepting applications until Friday, September 7th.
The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is pleased to have you join us in supporting our mission of conquering childhood cancer. Our goal is to to raise money to support vital research in the quest for better treatments and a cure. Come run or walk with family, friends, and community leaders on October 7, 2012 and help us get one step closer to the cure...for the kids!
We invite you to help us honor children who have been affected by pediatric cancer. You can do so now by registering as an individual participant, by forming a team, or by just making a donation.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Academic Support Building
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
600 Centerview Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
5K Run begins at 10:00 a.m.
Fun Walk begins at 10:15 a.m.
Register by clicking here - Join the DMAIG team!
Live near Philadelphia? Interested in helping out with the Liberty Ball 2013? Join the planning committee for their upcoming meeting on Monday, August 27th at 7:30pm at the Manayunk Dinner in Philadelphia, PA.