THON Communications

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The Communications Committee is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. Since 1977, THON 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. 
 

The mission of the Communications Committee is to serve as the primary liaison to THON Volunteers within the Penn State University community. We work to educate and empower students, faculty, and staff as to how they can make a greater impact in our fight to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
 
Communications is divided into three facets: Organization Development, Education, and Outreach. Organization Development provides decision-making support to THON Chairs as they lead their organizations to success throughout the year. Education aims to ensure that THON's volunteers are properly educated about THON and its history to be able to serve as advocates and ambassadors of THON's brand. Outreach focuses on recruitment of the Penn State student body as well as outreach to faculty, staff, and other groups in the University looking to be involved in THON.

 

 

 

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