Just Because ... I Say So

Just Because link up with Northern Belle Diaries  

Today I am blogging about a philanthropy that's dear to my heart just because it's amazing: the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.

Taken from its website, thon.org, "The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.  Since 1977, THON has raised more than [$100] million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital . . . The mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund.  FTK! [For the Kids!] . . . THON 2013 [took] place from February 15th-17th, 2013 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center."

It raised:


Bravo Penn State! I've never been prouder to be an alumna. 

Also, on a side note, I did not want to get out of bed for my 9 a.m. class (just because I was very tired) when I received this response text from T:

Up and out of my bed I went. Everyone deserves someone like T who makes me look forward to another day, everyday. Lucky, blessed me.