January 2008 Archives

25) THON Silent Auction

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On Wednesday, January 23, THON (the students of the Penn State Dance Marathon) held their very successful annual silent auction. Over $3,000 in funds raised from the auction will go towards pediatric cancer research at the Hershey Medical Center and to help families with children battling cancer.

Faculty, staff, students, and a few family members accepted the challenge to sew 40 heart-shaped huggy pillows in 4 hours for the cardiac recovery unit at Chester County Hospital. Lots of love was in the air on campus, because we exceeded our goal by creating 94 pillows in 4 hours! Each pillow contains a personal message from PSU. Thanks and congrats to all for making a difference in the lives of 94 patients at CCHOSP!

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Penn State Brandywine students volunteered at Charles Papa Playground in West Philadelphia. The college students were to help rebuild a toddler's play area recently vandalized, but with the chilly weather, they focused their efforts on painting interior multi-purpose rooms. Thank you Dava Murray, from Student Life, for leading this effort!

Be sure to check out this PDF file to see what events we have coming up in January and February!

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