Danny and the Tramp will be performing this Sunday, March 23rd, at The Avalon in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. But this is no ordinary show. DNT will be performing at this year's Penn State's annual THON event taking place in LA entitled Lights Camera Cure.
What is THON? It was first organized in 1973 by a group of students looking to add excitement to a dreary February in central Pennsylvania, and for a way to give back to the community. Today, Penn State's THON continues to be the longest dance marathon in the country lasting 46 hours. THON has grown to engage more than 15,000 students each year and has inspired other university, high school, middle school, and elementary school students across the nation to start dance marathons of their own all in the hopes of conquering pediatric cancer!
From there, THON has now spread across the country; organizations are coming together to host events for this great cause. And the Los Angeles one this Sunday is set to be one of the largest ones they've had!
On top of all of this, The Avalon has a long list of some of the greatest bands that have performed at the venue. Which bands? The Beatles had their first west coast performance in America at The Avalon in the 1960s. This will truly be an exciting time performing for a great cause while making our own history!
It's a 6-hour dance marathon, but you don't NEED to dance (but hey, why not?). You can simply buy a ticket and show your support! Here are the details:
Location: The Avalon, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $25 (http://www.lightscameracure.com/tickets/)
ABOUT LIGHTS CAMERA CURE
Lights Camera Cure: The Hollywood Dance Marathon is a 6-hour dance party/charity event at the historic Avalon Theater in the heart of Hollywood. The event features live entertainment (bands, musicians, DJ, etc.) performing for supporters who have signed up to dance and raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and treatment. Of course, the Hollywood locale is complete with a Red Carpet, celebrities & VIPs, a silent auction and more. The event is hosted by the Penn State Los Angeles Alumni Chapter (PSULA) and Lights Camera Cure, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.
In its first two years, the event has donated over $100,000 to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. This year, Lights Camera Cure is also partnering with Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, to make this the first bicoastal dance marathon fundraiser.
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