Association of Pre-Professional Pediatric Specialists

Join us on February 19, 2021


Make a difference in the life of a child

Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our organization, Association of Pre-Professional Pediatric Specialists, 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.


Association of Pre-Professional Pediatric Specialists is a Penn State organization that participates in THON, in addition to our organization's primary purpose. Throughout the year, Organizations contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students across all campuses by facilitating fundraisers, as well as providing emotional support to Four Diamonds Families.


APPS is an organization that is centered around pediatrics and helping children. We work on professional development and education surrounding pediatric occupations. In addition to this, our members work hard every year to raise money to support THON. We work every year in the hopes that one day we can dance in celebration of a cure. 

APPS was honored to have been paired with a new THON Family this year; the Noll Family! Our new THON Child, Rebecca, has been our inspiration for our efforts toward THON. Becca was diagnosed in 2019, and has undergone her treatment while remaining strong and positive. Becca, since July, has been in the maintenance stage of her treatment, which is something to celebrate! Becca and her family are so happy and excited to be a part of APPS, and we are so excited to experience their first THON with them! We are so honored to have our THON Family, and we hope you will join us and them in supporting THON!

Becca and her new puppy, Penny Rose!