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Join us on February 17, 2023


FOTO is Family.

FOTO began as a THON special interest organization in 2009 in honor of Tommy Fontaine. Since then, FOTO has become a tight-knit community dedicated to the health and happiness of our four families and has raised over $1.3 million for THON.

FOTO is currently partnered with four families, The Eslingers, the Knapers, The Tramels, and The Rosses, who we were just paired with this past month. Megan (15), Logan (15), and Matty (9), are all in remission while our newest THON child Brooke (8), is currently in active treatment. Each of our children are fun, energetic kids who remind us just how much THON has an impact on families battling pediatric cancer. FOTO regularly visits our families throughout the year in addition to spending time together at THON wide events such as the THON 5K and Family Carnival. 

This holiday season FOTO is thankful for its families, its members, and its community.


Since 1977, THONTM has raised over $200 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.

FOTO 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 to the efforts of thousands of Penn State Students by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to our families.