THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research - all in pursuit of a cure. Abington Benefiting THON is a commonwealth organization that directly works with University Park to help achieve these goals stated in the mission statement. THON's yearlong efforts culminate with a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon known as THON Weekend. This event is held at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center each year in the month of February.