State College Once Again Will Be Renamed ‘City Of THON’
Mayor Don Hahn announced on Monday during the Borough Council meeting to once again change the name of State College to the “City of THON” for the duration of the time that the dancers in the BJC are standing.
“‘For the Kids’ are three words that motivate and inspire more than 16,500 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to give their time and selfless dedication in the pursuit of finding a cure for childhood cancer,” the proclamation reads. “I, Mayor Donald Hahn, do hereby proclaim this ceremonial name change beginning Friday February 16th, 2018, at 6 p.m. and lasting through Sunday February 18th, 2018 at 4 p.m.”
The tradition of renaming the town during THON weekend was started by Mayor Hahn’s predecessor, former mayor Elizabeth Goreham. This is the first time Mayor Hahn has issued this name change proclamation.
While THON takes place in the BJC located in College Township, which is adjacent to the Borough of State College, the sentiment of the name change shows the pride that the town takes in the positive contributions of Penn State students in the fight against childhood cancer. We dance in 11!
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After losing my father to cancer, I thought there was nothing THON could offer me that I didn’t already know. After four years, I found comfort in the familiar.
As you’ve probably been able to piece together, there’s a relationship between lack of sleep during THON and weird dreams.
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