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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Pillar , is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni supporters to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer.
Since 1977, THONTM has raised over $168 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. Throughout our partnership, we have ensured that over 4,000 families have not seen a single medical bill. In addition, the local research that is being done is making a global impact so that one day, we will find a cure. Each February, THON's yearlong efforts and support for the families culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon.
By supporting THON, you will be joining a community committed to conquering childhood cancer.
Pillar was founded in 2009 in the dorm room of Bigler Hall, when 8 students came together to make a difference and join the fight with over 15,000 Penn State Students to eradicate Childhood Cancer. Pillar was created on the idea of giving our families the love and support they need to get through a very difficult time, being a "Pillar" of support for them. Pillar is a Special Interest Organization whose sole purpose is to fundraise for the Four Diamonds Fund. We hold many different fundraisers throughout the year including: break canvassing, ribbon sale, bake sales, and more! Pillar has been so lucky to be paired with two amazing Four Diamonds families, the Payne Family and the Maher Family.
Pillar is a Special Interest Organization at Penn State whose sole purpose is to support THON and our Four Diamonds Families. Throughout the year, Special Interest Organizations contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to our families.