Khloe Kardashian is a THON Fan
Penn State’s THON, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, is getting a lot of buzz on Twitter today — thanks to celebrity/socialite Khloe Kardashian. Khloe stars on the reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Today, she wrote a blog entry promoting THON.
A friend of mine told me about a charity called the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) where students rally together each school year to raise money for the fight against Pediatric cancer. It’s the biggest student run philanthropy in the world, having raised over $61 million in the past 35 years. Each year culminates in a 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon involving over 15,000 student volunteers. It’s comforting and truly inspiring to know that because of these students’ devotion, families have received the support they need, both financially and emotionally.
She then Tweeted about it, and a Twitterfest got rollin’.
Khloe promised to try to respond to any of her 914,950 (and growing) followers who donated to THON. If you know anything about celebrity Twitters, then you know that’s a huge deal for most followers — it’s like getting a personalized autograph, but better. So her 914,950 (and growing) followers started tweeting about THON and Khloe started tweeting about everyone tweeting about THON and — well, check out the progress at her Twitter.
THON even sent her a “thank you” video on Twitvid — a Twitter video, for those less-versed in the Twitterverse.
Wonder if any other celebs will pick it up? Keep checking THON’s Twitter for updates.
Amy Guyer, associate editor