Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Women's Club Basketball, is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni supporters in the fight against childhood cancer. Our year-long efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon each February to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and take a stand--all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.
We have two THON families, The Trimble’s and The Zeisloft’s. Over the years, our team has had the privilege of forming special bonds with Ella, Sarah, and each of their families. We look forward to visits and opportunities to hear from the families each week.
Ella Trimble is 11 years old and in remission! Ella has been our family for over eight years now. Ella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on July 29, 2009. She was just two years old while getting her treatments and continues to go for yearly check-ups. Ella has been cancer free for 8 years!
Sarah Zeisloft is 5 years old and she is also in remission! Sarah was added to our club team three years ago, just in time for THON. Sarah was diagnosed with cancer, specifically a solid tumor in her pelvis, in September 2014 at 22 months old. Her treatment included 10 rounds of chemo, 33 sessions of proton radiation at CHOP, tumor removal surgery at CHOP, and many trips to the clinic for blood, platelets and dressing changes. Sarah’s treatment ended in June 2015. She has quarterly MRI’s and her scans have been clear!
JOIN US IN THE FIGHT
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 funding critical research to take this 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. Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.