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The annual dance fundraiser, Dance for a Cure, features dance lessons of different styles. All proceeds from the event go to Penn State Lehigh Valley Benefiting THON.

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Dance the night away for a good cause

Annual fundraiser raises money for Penn State Lehigh Valley Benefiting THON

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Join the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society for Dance for a Cure at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at MIXX Nightclub and Sports Lounge in Allentown. The annual dance fundraiser features dance lessons of different styles each hour starting at 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to learn dances such as East Coast swing, country line, salsa, hip-hop and soul, plus enjoy a catered buffet, a visit from the Nittany Lion, door prizes, silent auction items and bowling.

All proceeds from the event go to Penn State Lehigh Valley Benefiting THON.

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Benefiting THON committee will be represented by three dancers this year, Marissa Pearson, Emeline Placencia and Jacob Stith, who will dance continuously for 46 hours alongside about 700 other Penn State students during THON weekend from Feb. 17 to 19 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. They will raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatments as well as celebrate the lives of those who have lost their battle. Money raised from THON is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Dance for a Cure registration website.