Pi Beta Phi
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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, Pi Beta Phi, 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.
Pi Beta Phi, and our partner fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon fundraise year-round in hopes to put an end to childhood cancer. Our organization supports four Four Diamond Families, which are a constant reminder of why we THON!
MEET OUR FOUR DIAMONDS FAMILIES!
The Nixdorf’s: Jayden is the youngest member of our big THON family, and is six years old currently in 1st grade. Jayden is currently in treatment for Pre B-Cell ALL, but is a tough little warrior with a big heart! He has the cutest smile and a love for all things Spiderman and Minecraft. Keep fighting Jayden, we love you!
The Bryan-Muñoz’s: Crystal Bryan-Muñoz is the most genuine person and we highly value our relationship with her. Her story is not the typical Four Diamonds Family, as she is married and has kids of her own. Crystal is the perfect example of how even after the treatments are done, the fight of having childhood cancer is never really over. We enjoy spending time with her, her husband, Luis, and their five kids.
The Jarrett’s: Courtney Jarrett sadly passed away in 2009 at the age of 15. Her mother describes her as a radiant, genuine, and caring young lady. Courtney is forever in our hearts and one of the reasons why we THON. Her family is still actively involved with our organization and THON, and is as genuine and caring as was Courtney. One of Courtney’s siblings, Tiffany, danced in THON with a “We Wear Orange for Courtney” shirt that our organization wears every year.
The Vicidomini’s: Nick Vicidomini is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and a Dancer Relations Captain for THON 2020. He is a childhood cancer survivor and inspires us to fight for more success stories like his own. He has spoken at many THON events, including Dancer Relations Color Wars Kick Off in which he had those in attendance stand if they themselves had cancer or have been affected by cancer in any way. He ended this segment of his speech by saying, if you are still sitting, my name is Nick, we are friends now so you can stand as well.
Pi Beta Phi is a Greek Organization that works tirelessly each year to benefit THON. With the generous support of our large alumni base and determined members, we provide both financial and emotional support to families impacted by childhood cancer each year. Since 1973, the Greek community at Penn State has united through the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.