Penn State's Dance Marathon / The Documentary Film
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.
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.
Jeffrey Hughes, Executive Producer
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