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Maotemsu Inchen 27 jumps to spike a volleyball at the BomberTHON Valentines Day Volleyball Tournament on Feb. 14. All funds from the tournament went to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York.

Serving hope: BomberTHON’s Valentine’s Volleyball Tournament raises funds for children’s hospital

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2024
With their big dance marathon coming up in less than a month on March 3, the Ithaca College organization BomberTHON hosted a Valentine’s Day volleyball tournament to raise money for children getting treatment at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
BomberTHON is a student run organization that hosts dance marathons to benefit children’s hospitals local to the community each year. In the lead-up to the big dance marathon set to take place in April 2023, the organization hosted a dodgeball tournament to raise awareness for its cause, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Students celebrate Halloween early with BomberTHON

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer October 26, 2022
For its first event this semester, BomberTHON hosted its first-ever Halloween Dodgeball Tournament on Oct. 24. 
The women’s lacrosse team raised money for suicide prevention and Alzheimers awareness Sept. 10. The team split into two groups to be able to attend both of the walks, which were at the same time.

Women’s lacrosse walks to raise money for charity

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 13, 2022
As sophomore defender Kaitlyn Russell, a member of the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team, walked around Myers Park in Lansing, New York, she started to tear up.
Members of the Ithaca College community gathered at Towers Marketplace on April 10 for the third annual BomberTHON. Student-athletes from several teams around the college helped raise money through the dance marathon that benefited Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, a Miracle Network Hospital in Syracuse, New York.

IC student-athletes help raise money for BomberTHON

By Nicolas Rosado, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
As Ithaca College students from all over the college gathered in Towers Marketplace on April 10, BomberTHON began its third annual dance marathon.
From left, junior Ellie McNally and sophomore Ruth Hernandez dance in the BomberTHON to raise money for Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse on Dec. 7, 2019.

Dance marathon to be held virtually this year

By Alexis Manore, News Editor April 8, 2021
This year, BomberTHON is holding virtual events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10, which includes six hours of activities and fundraising.
Sophomore tennis player Tyler Purdy and sophomore soccer player Aidan Kennan shaved their heads and live streamed it via Instagram to raise funds for the St. Baldricks Foundation.

Athletes shave their heads to raise funds for childhood cancer

By Quintin Pelzel, Staff Writer April 6, 2021
Two Ithaca College athletes raised money and shaved their heads to fund research for finding a cure to childhood cancer. 
Editorial: BomberTHON highlights importance of giving

Editorial: BomberTHON highlights importance of giving

December 12, 2019
In partnering with the network, the college is not only bringing the idea of community to the college but is also helping to promote philanthropy.
From left, sophomores Lee Folger, Thomas Edson and Lynzie Burmeister, senior Zoe Mendrysa and sophomore  Laura Heppes founded the organization BomberTHON. The organization focuses on fundraising for cancer patients.

THON network to be established at Ithaca College

By Phoebe Harms, Staff Writer March 6, 2019
BomberTHON, a new Ithaca College student-run organization, is encouraging students to support children suffering from cancer in a dance marathon.
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