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12/14/2009 —

Due to the possibility of snow, the flea market has been canceled.

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $61 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital.

Last year, Penn State Brandywine THON raised more than $12,000 for its fundraising year, which was part of the overall total of $7,490,133.87 for all Penn State THON organizations. A great deal of that money came from special events like the flea market, canister fundraising, known as "canning," and personal donations. "This year’s Penn State Brandywine THON committee hopes to raise $20,000, a goal that showcases the organization’s ambition," campus THON chair Teron Meyers, a senior from Upper Darby, said.

For more information about the THON flea market, please contact Lauren Henderson at 610-909-6315 or Tiffany Ragins-Morris at 610-990-5161.

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