Bridget Mooney and Daniel Kats

Join us on February 21, 2020


Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.

Dan Kats

My THON career started freshman year in the stands, supporting my brothers dancing on the floor. My experience that year was nothing but excitement, but something inside me wanted a little more. Sophomore year I joined the OPPerations Committee, where I met new friends and eased my way into the committee world. Junior year it was one step further as a Dancer Relations committee member, where I supported my two dancers stand and succeed for 46 hours. Now, I'd like to finish off my senior year with 46 hours on the floor. Each of my last three years I had a uniquely rewarding experience with THON and its community--from the upper bowls to the freight elevator--and I'd like to finish off raising money as an IDC, all for the kids.

Bridget Mooney

Hey everyone! My THON journey started off a bit different than most. Freshman year, having just about no idea what THON was, I joined Atlas purely because THON sounded like fun. Never did I expect to fall in love with THON the way I did. After standing in the bowl my freshman year, I knew I wanted more. With that, I joined the Public Relations Committee my sophomore year. Now on the floor, I saw those standing for 46 hours all around me, but I really wanted to see that experience up close as dancing in THON intrigued me. Finally, my junior year, I joined the Dancer Relations Committee. I absolutely fell in love with my dancers and felt honored to be there for them throughout THON weekend. They, as well as all the other dancers, the families, and the kids, have inspired me to want to dance as an IDC in THON 2020 for my senior year, so that I may give back to THON all the love that THON has given me!

Our THON Journey: Why We Chose to be IDC Partners...

Ever since we met freshman year, we have been best friends. Being from two opposite academic fields (Dan being Biomedical Engineering and Bridget being Art and Journalism), we have learned that we balance each other out perfectly. Over the years, we have worked to challenge each other in ways we never thought were possible. From Penn State to traveling to 11 different countries together, we have always been by each other's side. Now, we're hoping to be by each other's side through what we see as our most important challenge yet, which is to dance in THON 2020. By making a donation credited to us, not only are you making our dreams of dancing in THON come true, but you're also making a difference in the loves of so many families impacted by childhood cancer. Help us dance for the families and for the kids in THON 2020. 

Freshman Year
Sophomore Year


Junior year
Big thanks to last year's big yellow family...
Support THON!
Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Bridget Mooney and Daniel Kats, is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers 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.


Bridget Mooney and Daniel Kats have been working tirelessly all year with the hopes of being selected to dance in THON Weekend 2020. Independent Dancer Couples are dedicated individuals who set up their own fundraisers throughout the year, and with the support of friends and family, obtain tickets in a lottery system in the hopes of earning a spot as dancers in the Penn State Dance Marathon.