Gettysburg, PA, February 2013– Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. is pleased to announce their financial support of the Penn State Dance Marathon. “The dance marathon is classic and the cause is paramount,” explains Ability’s founder, COO and PSU Alum, Jeffrey Brandt.
Did you know that on average, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United States? There are almost 40,000 children currently undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer, yet pediatric cancer research funding still lags far behind adult cancer research funding. Sadly, more U.S. children die each year from pediatric cancer than any other type of disease.
Every year, Penn State York’s THON joins more than 350 Penn State student organizations to fight pediatric cancer through the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON. THON’s mission is to conquer childhood cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund. THON is a yearlong fundraising effort that culminates in February with a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon. Last year, THON raised a record-breaking $10.68 million dollars for children battling cancer and nearly all the funds raised go directly to the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
To join Ability in donating to this worthy cause, please visit, www.THON.org.