Berks Benefiting THON to host second annual Polar Plunge

READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks benefiting THON, a student organization, is inviting the community to take the “Polar Plunge” to raise funds for THON, the world's largest student-run philanthropy dedicated to supporting children with pediatric cancer and their families, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the beach at Blue Marsh Lake. Attendees may register in advance by Jan. 15 for $20 or on the day of the event for $25.

THON — the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon — is a year-long effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. THON's fundraising helps offset the cost of a child's cancer treatment and helps establish research endowments aimed at increasing the cure rates of pediatric cancer treatments.

For more information, please contact Bernadette Samanns at To register in advance, visit and click on "Upcoming Events."