Penn State Worthington Scranton is gearing up for its annual Zumba-THON which raises money to help fight pediatric cancer. This year's Zumba-THON will be held on Wednesday, December 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the campus' Multipurpose Building (gym).
For a suggested minimum donation of $5 per person, individuals of all ages may participate in or stop by the event, which is being co-sponsored by the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society and the student Blue & White Society.
The Zumba-THON will feature four Zumba instructors (one every half-hour), and local "celebrity" guest dancers from the community and campus. There also will be door prizes and raffles throughout the evening.
The event is open to the public.
All proceeds raised from PSWS' Zumba-THON will go toward the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, commonly referred to as THON.
Since its beginning in 1973, THON's presence in the Penn State community has grown exponentially. THON now has over 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $78 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. THON is now a year-long effort that raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Pictured in the photo above right, with Penn State University's mascot, the Nittany Lion, are, from left: Sandi Depoti, volunteer Zumba instructor; Colin Parker, Scranton; Jack Casarin and PSWS Alumni Society President Kathy Casarin, Archbald; George Anyang, Scranton; Andrea Summa, PSWS Alumni Society member and event organizer; Julie Cardillo, Dunmore; Mat Acevedo, Thornhurst; Joseph Loza, Mount Pocono; Nicole DeFluri, Dunmore; and Pete Mendoza, Scranton.