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Glenn T.
Republican PA 5

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  • Fundraising Efforts for Penn State Thon

    by Representative Glenn Thompson

    Posted on 2015-12-03

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    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, next February, more than 700 students from Penn State University will come together for the university's annual dance marathon, otherwise known as THON. This event is the culmination of a huge fundraising effort for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, which is dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

    Even though much of Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional District falls solidly within the territory of Pittsburgh's sports teams, I want to commend the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils hockey teams. The proceeds from tickets purchased for either the Devils game on December 19 or the Flyers game on January 5 will go to benefit THON. Both games fall within Penn State's winter break, allowing students to support this effort even when they are away from the university.

    I wish all the students involved in THON the best of luck as they continue in this tremendous effort. They should be deeply proud of the role they are playing in striking a blow to pediatric cancer.


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