Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer
Watch the Why We Dance: The Story of THON Documentary Trailer

Documenting the Inspiration

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.

THON changes lives.

The Four Diamonds Fund

Since 1977, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) has been raising money—now nearing $80 million dollars— to help The Four Diamonds Fund assist children and their families in the battle against childhood cancer.

To learn more about THON, please visit thon.org.

Penn State Public Broadcasting

Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) has a demonstrated ability to raise awareness of critical issues while drawing diverse audiences.

Our ties to Penn State and commitment to editorial integrity are the hallmarks upon which we base our productions.

We have the capability to distribute public media programs nationwide and around the world.

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Watch Online

Watch on WPSU's Youtube Channel and Vimeo.

Press Inquiries

wpsu.org/thondocumentary/press

Program information

Jeffrey Hughes, Executive Producer
jah10@psu.edu
814-863-9539

With Support From:

  • Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
  • Pepsico
  • Penn State Alumni Association
  • Penn State Bookstore