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Join us on February 18, 2022


Make a difference in the life of a child.

Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our organization, Tri-STATE, 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 $190 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Health 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.
Tri-STATE is a Special Interest Organization at Penn State whose sole purpose is to support THON™ and our Four Diamonds Families. Throughout the year, Special Interest Organizations contribute efforts of thousands of Penn State Students by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to our families. Our THON family is the Homans. They have two kids, Declan and Noella. Declan just recently celebrated four years cancer-free! Declan loves basketball, baseball, and squirrels. Noella is Declan's older sister and she is the best big sister ever! Our Special Interest Organization pride themselves on the close-knit relationship that we not only have with our THON family but the relationships within our organization as well. We hope that you can help us to reach our goal this THON-year and support our fight in defeating childhood cancer!