(Closed) High school students raise almost 2.5 million for charity…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not highschool, other than a graduation project where you had to do community service.  I don’t think that counts though.

As for college, I’m a Penn State Alum and we have THON.  It’s one of the largest student-run philanthropy in the world! The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $78 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

I believe we set a record of raising 9 million last year.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that’s great! 

Our parish does a Trivia Night each year to benefit special education.  It helps provide them with teachers and programs and equipment.  When they first started, they had about thirty teams (of 6 people) playing.  Last year, they had 115 teams and raised over $200,000 between the entry fees, food and cash bar, and silent auction. 

p.s. It’s a week away, and I can’t wait.  Some friends and I formed a team about 6 years ago and we love it!

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