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Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our committee, THON Family Relations, 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.
The mission of the Family Relations Committee is to provide year round assistance and support to the Four Diamonds Families by ensuring each of their THON experiences are enjoyable to the fullest. Family Relations is responsible for upholding the emotional aspect of THON’s mission. Family Relations is committed to the well-being of the Four Diamonds Families, keeping students informed and inspired, and working alongside the rest of THON’s Committees to ensure that the families remain at the heart of THON and that everything is done For The Kids®.