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Make a difference in the life of a child.
Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our organization, Alpha 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 $180 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.
Alpha Phi is a Greek organization that works tirelessly each year to benefit THON. With the generous support of our large alumni base and dedicated 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.
Along with our partner, Sigma Chi, we do numerous fundraisers around State College. We have online fundraisers, trunk shows, and pair with franchises to raise more money. We always look forward to seeing our families: the Smiths, McDonnells, the Zomoks, and the DiRoccos. Both of our organizations love spending time with Mason, Kyle, and Mara at barbecues and sporting events. Our children are our main source of inspiration and motivate us to achieve our goals.
We are so fortunate to have connected and made long lasting relationships with each one of our THON children. Mason Smith loves water guns, superheroes and video games, he bravely battles Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Kyle McDonnell is super active, he loves to play soccer and baseball. Kyle had Hodgkins Lymphoma but is in remission! Mara Zomok loves her family, dogs and her baby niece! Mara deals with brain tumors but has continued to live a normal life and works in a daycare center. Alex DiRocco passed away when he was eight years old in 2001. Alex was extremely positive and happy, we are so honored to wear his name on the back of our shirts at THON.
Our chapter is dedicated to changing the lives of children affected by pediatric cancer. We have seen the impact we can make in not only the finances of the family, but in the attitude of our THON children. We are their support system and their biggest cheerleaders. We love to see them happy and positive.
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. As we fundraise, we always keep our THON families in mind. Mason Smith, Kyle McDonnell, Mara Zomok, Alex DiRocco and their families mean the world to us. They inspire us to keep fundraising and keep spreading awareness.