Join us on February 19, 2021
Register Now! MAKE A DONATION
Make a difference in the life of a child
Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our organization, Club Sailing, 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.
In 2017, Club Sailing was paired with a family with a child battling cancer and was able to provide extra emotional support to them. Mckenna, who at 8 years old was diagnosed with a rare leukemia, has now been in remission for about 2 years. Our organization has been able to create amazing memories with her and her family over the last few years and couldn't be happier to continue our pairing. It was amazing to see Mckenna beat cancer and it has been even more amazing to share incredible memories with her whole family, reminding us everyday just how important THON is and how it helps children and families just like hers.
Club Sailing 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.