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Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our organization, Club Swim, 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.
Club Swim allows students to continue their passion for competitive swimming past high school while also making lifelong memories and friends. The THON side of Club Swim is super passionate about fundraising towards THON’s yearly total and supporting our two amazing families, the A’Niah Butler family and the Alyssa Yeagley family. We fundraise throughout the year, have 3 dancers during THON weekend, and plan events throughout the year to socialize with our families. We hope you will join us in reaching our yearly goal so that one day we will dance in celebration!!!
A’Niah Butler is a spunky 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2014. She’s been in remission for 5 years now, which means she is considered cancer-free!! A’Niah is beating all the odds now as she plays football for her local youth team. She loves to force fumbles on defense and runs circles around the boys out on the field. Her whole time in treatment she would tell her oncologist “I’m gonna play football. I’m gonna play football” and once she had the chance she did. Club Swim loves when we get to go see her play and run the football all over the field. She constantly reminds us all that a positive attitude and an incredible spirit can help prevail over many hardships, and we are so lucky when we get the chance to have her energy around. We look forward to continuing to see A’Niah take on life, blazing her own path in everything she does.
Alyssa Yeagley is a 19-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Leukemia. She finished treatment in January 2019 and is currently in remission. She has plans to attend Penn College of Technology for business, but is currently getting to live in Pittsburg! She is very strong and has been a shining light for her family through a series of difficult events recently. Alyssa is incredibly passionate and after her experiences with cancer, she gave so much time to her school’s MiniTHON in high school and became one of the shining lights for others who are battling cancer. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to be paired with someone around our age with who we have a lot in common! Club Swim has been paired with the Yeagley’s for the past few years and we are excited to continue to watch Alyssa grow into a young woman and change the world for the better!
Club Swim 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.