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Join us on February 17, 2023


Make a difference in the life of a child.

Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our organization, Pillar, 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 $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.

Pillar 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.

About Pillar's Families

The Lexi Maher Family

Lexi is a fun and outgoing 14 year old girl. She loves to dance, so always challenge her to a dance off! She also does color guard at her school. Acein is her younger brother who is very energetic. He loves football and baseball and anything that involves being active. Their youngest sister is Nadia. She is sweet and loves to play all sorts of games with you. Clorisa is their mom. She is the most kind and welcoming person ever. She will always make us feel comfortable every time we are together. Christian is Clorisa’s husband. They are super easy to talk to and get along with. The whole family is a huge Eagles fan and loves all things sports.


The Chase Kemberling Family

Chase is a very funny and goofy kid. He is 11 years old and loves to play video games, mostly fortnite, and play cards with us. He has a fun personality and once you get to know him he will open up to you. His brother is Travis, who also loves to play games outside like frisbee, golf, and hide and seek. They both love football. Chase is a Titans fan and Travis is a Steelers fan. Their mom is Emily. She is a very sweet and caring person. She loves to talk with us and be outdoors. You can talk to her about anything. Their dad, Tyler, is very kind and easy to talk to. He is laid back and also enjoys being outdoors. The whole family goes on camping trips throughout the summer.