Community invited to support THON at Dancer Send-off Dinner, Hair Auction

Penn State DuBois THON 2020 Dancers, left to right, Taylor Butler, Heather Witherow, Sarah Voris, and Lydia Holt.

Penn State DuBois THON 2020 dancers, left to right, are Taylor Butler, Heather Witherow, Sarah Voris and Lydia Holt.

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DUBOIS, Pa. — All members of the community are invited to help support the efforts of THON by attending the Dancer Send-off Dinner and Hair Auction planned for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the student union at Penn State DuBois. This event celebrates this year’s Penn State DuBois THON dancers Taylor Butler, of Curwensville; Sarah Voris, of Punxsutawney; Lydia Holt, of Brockway; and Heather Witherow, of Reynoldsville.

The evening will also feature a silent auction, as well as a hair auction, during which those in the audience place bids in order to raise enough money for the volunteers to get their hair cut. Each volunteer has set a minimum amount that has to be reached in order for them to lose their locks. Volunteering to get their hair cut for the cause this year are Hailee Brubaker, Emma Roy, Deanna Condron, Heather Witherow, Heidi Miller, Chyenne Knisely and Garrett Roen.

Each year, Penn State's Dance Marathon raises millions of dollars for Four Diamonds. The event's sole beneficiary, and a leader in the fight against pediatric cancer, Four Diamonds fills in the funding gaps that insurance leaves for the patients it serves, enabling families to focus on caring for their child. Because of large donors like THON, Penn State Hershey Hospital recruits world-class talent to continue innovative research, and to maintain and expand the state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital. The largest student-run philanthropy in the world, engaging more than 15,000 students across Pennsylvania, THON has raised $157 million for Four Diamonds since its inception in 1977.

Open to the public, the cost for this event is $5 for Penn State DuBois students, $15 for a single ticket, and $25 for two tickets. To make a reservation visit