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THON Benefit Sheds Light on Childhood Cancer

A philanthropic glow outside Rose Street Commons
A philanthropic glow outside Rose Street Commons
Web developer Michael Richards and daughter Amelia prepare to launch their lantern.
Web developer Michael Richards and daughter Amelia prepare to launch their lantern.
Members of the Penn College Benefiting THON board
Members of the Penn College Benefiting THON board
Stephanie C. Myers, a culinary arts and systems major from Catawissa – and one of the Penn College dancers in the 2015 THON
Stephanie C. Myers, a culinary arts and systems major from Catawissa – and one of the Penn College dancers in the 2015 THON
A student's illuminating tribute rises about the commons.
A student’s illuminating tribute rises about the commons.

“Lanterns on the Lawn,” postponed from last month due to heavy winds, recently raised nearly $55 for Penn College Benefiting THON. Among its other fundraisers throughout the year, the organization sold sky lanterns for the fight against pediatric cancer. This is the third year for Penn College’s involvement in the dance marathon, held each February at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund.
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer