Winston-Salem, NC – TrueLook’s interactive webcam will return for the 2013 THON Weekend, letting web visitors view live images from the 46 hour dance marathon. The event is part of a yearlong fundraising campaign towards the fight against pediatric cancer, and is also the largest student run philanthropy in the world. This year’s dance marathon takes place from February 15th – 17th in Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center.
Last year, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon – often known as THON – raised a record $10.68 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. Since 1977, the event has raised over $89 million for this fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The fundraiser involves over 15,000 student volunteers throughout Pennsylvania, and culminates in the yearly dance marathon.
TrueLook webcams were first installed in 2009 to increase coverage of the event. Web visitors from around the world can view live images of the dance marathon using the THON webcam. TrueLook allows any number of users to simultaneously aim and zoom the webcam. In its first year alone, the webcams delivered more than 370,000 images to web users.
Proceeds from THON provide comprehensive care to affected families, and advance research into pediatric cancer treatments. View the live webcam during the event at http://www.statecollege.com/penn-state-page/thon/ or learn more about THON at http://thon.org/
TrueLook is the world’s premier interactive webcam system, specializing in construction time-lapsing, resort webcams, and live event webcams. For over 15 years, TrueLook has been deploying cameras on every continent of the globe – including the NASA camera on the South Pole. This world wide network of IP-based cameras has captured over 2.2 billion media clips, delivering them to over 100 million users with a 99.999% service up-time. TrueLook has also been a pioneer in IP camera technology, having built the world’s first pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) network camera.