Join us on February 21, 2020


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

Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Ayuda, 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.

Ayuda is committed to helping Four Diamonds Families like our paired family, the Ayden Gora Family, in the battle against pediatric cancer. In 2012, at two years old, Ayden was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Shortly thereafter, the Goras were paired with Ayuda, and we have been regularly enjoying time with them at THON events and throughout the year ever since! Ayuda loves getting to be the big brothers and sisters of Ayden, now 8, and his sister Zayla, 7, everyday. We are constantly reminded by their energy and joy of how important THON is in helping kids be just that: kids. To learn more about Ayuda and the Gora Family, you can visit the Ayuda website.
By supporting THON, you will be joining a community committed to conquering childhood cancer.


Ayuda 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.