Alpha Epsilon Delta THON Committee 2014

Human Scavenger Hunt!
• Quick! Find someone who identifies with each
square on your gamecard.
• You can only use one person one time!
• The fastest to complete their cards OR
whoever has the most squares after 10
minutes wins a prize!
Quick THON History
• Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon
• Started by Penn State IFC in 1973
– Held in White Building
– Lasted 30 hours
– Raised over $2,000
• Joined with Four Diamonds Fund in 1977
– Story by Chris Millard, who died from cancer at
– Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, Strength
– Covers expenses for children fighting cancer
• Moved into Rec Hall, and eventually to BJC in
• Now: 46 hours, 708 dancers, raising…
THON Today
• Raised over $12,000,000
in 2013
– Since 1977, over $101
MILLION have been raised
benefiting the Four
Diamonds Fund
• Largest student run
philanthropy in the world
• More than 15,000
students involved
• Helped to build new
Children’s Wing at
• Section all 46 hours
• Canning
• FT5K
• THONvelopes
• Canvassing
• Socials + family visits
THON Committee Requirements
• Fall
2 canning trips
25 THONvelopes
Attendance at 75% of THON meetings/socials
Torres Family Point
• Spring
THON section on THON weekend (16 hours/4 shifts)
Kids/Dancer Mail
Attendance at 75% of THON meetings/socials
Torres Family Point
THON Fundraising
• Please know that although THON fundraising
is highly encouraged, it is entirely voluntary.
• If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please
bring it to the attention of one of the officers.
• It is our wish that you enjoy being in AED and
don’t feel forced to do anything.
• Alternative options are available – please just
contact one of us!
Torres Family
7 Incredible People:
Mr. and Mrs. Torres,
Alex, Lauren, Mary (our
THON Child),
Catherine, and John
The Torres Family
• How canning works
• First weekend: September 27th-29th
– Sign-ups available online!
– or come up after the meeting
• Weekend trip to Gillian Diestel’s
• Day trips Saturday and Sunday
• Extra service point if you drive for a
canning weekend!
• Membership:
– canning once with anyone for
distinguished membership
– canning twice overall (day trip = 1,
weekend trip = 2), at least once with AED
for THON Committee
• Double check your availability before
signing up!
– 48 hour notice if you need to cancel
– less than 48 hour notice will result in 10
additional THONvelope requirement
Contact store manager
Wear AED/THON clothing
Check the weather for your location
Give driver money for gas
Bring money for food (lioncash doesn’t work)
How to approach customers?
Wear a smile
Meet in HUB upstairs (BIG SCREEN TV) @ 7 a.m.
Contact person when you get back?
Canning Safety Workshops
Mandatory Canning Safety Workshop
• September 24th Tuesday:
HUB Auditorium (3pm-11:30pm)
260 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
360 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
September 25th Wednesday:
Heritage Hall (3pm-11:30pm)
HUB Auditorium (5:30pm-11:30pm)
358 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
360 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
• September 26th Thursday:
110 Wartik (6:30pm-11:30pm)
111 Wartik (6:30pm-11:30pm)
060 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
062 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
358 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
360 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
362 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm)
• Workshops will run every
10-20 minutes during these
– don’t be intimidated by a long
line – they go fast
• Make sure that you visit one
of the computers on your
way out
– this is how they register that
you attended
• Go as a group!
• Wanted! Motivated AED
members to fill leadership
positions on the THON
• Positions:
– 4DRE: Four Diamonds
Recycling Effort Chair
– Canvassing Chair
– THON “Historian”
• Application will be sent
out at a later date
– if interested, start thinking
about what you could do
to run these programs!

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