Bee House

Join us on February 21, 2020


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

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


Bee House is a Special Interest (SI) Organization devoted to fundraising for Penn State’s IFC/Pan-Hellenic Dance marathon. Known for having the largest, student-run philanthropy in the world, Penn State has partnered with the Hershey Children’s Hospital to raise money for pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund. With all fundraising efforts culminating in a 46-hour dance marathon, affectionately known as THON, Bee House’s small, family oriented organization is making strides in their growing efforts “For The Kids.”



Bee House supports two families in our yearlong efforts with THON, The JordanLee Waldenberger Family and The William Sweger Family. Jordan Lee Waldenberger was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in December of 2011. When first diagnosed, he was going to treatment every Monday. Now Jordan has completed his treatment (April 2014) and is showing no signs of cancer! Jordan is a very energetic boy whose personality lights up a room. Jordan’s interests include: Pokemon, Mario and Luigi, playing with water guns, the Ninja Turtles and Harry Potter. William Sweger was diagnosed with Hypodiploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in December of 2015. He underwent a stem cell transplant that took place in April 2016. In December 2016, William rang the bell signaling the end of his treatment, but relapsed in January 2017. William passed away in July 2017. His memory lives on through his four sisters, parents, Bee House and as 2017’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Boy of the Year.

Since 1977, THON has raised over $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and fund critical research to take our fight beyond central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world. We work year-round to provide both financial and emotional support for our families, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone. 

Over the years, Bee House has become a contender amongst other SI Organizations and has raised over $200K for the cause. Coming in the top ten organizations in their category in 2014, Bee House’s hard work and dedication continues to grow. With inspiration from their THON families, the JordanLee Waldenberger family and William Sweger family, our organization’s year round fundraising efforts keep us connected to our service and social justice roots.

Throughout the year, we will be fundraising to benefit THON in an effort to provide outstanding financial and emotional support and spread THON’s mission world-wide. We truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing our page on social media to spread THON’s mission. Thank you! 

It is our hope that one day, every child will have the opportunity to live out their dreams.