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Nick Perricone and Julia Horstman (2023)

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 IDC, Nick Perricone and Julia Horstman (2023), 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 Children's Health 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.

Nick and Julia's Story

Nick and Julia met each other senior year. Nick was on Julia's Dancer Relations committee, JULmanji, for THON 2021. Nick was the committee dad. As a virtual THON year, there were many ups and downs that came about. There was also much growth throughout the year. Nick and Julia remain friends to this day and are excited to take on this challenge to fundraise for an organization that means so much to both of them, in hopes of being able to dance as DMAIG dancers in THON 2023.

Julia's THON Journey:

THON 2018 - Dancer Relations committee member

THON 2019 - Dancer Relations committee member

THON 2020 - Dancer Relations committee member (Weekend Warrior)

THON 2021 - Dancer Relations captain

Nick’s THON Journey:

THON 2019- Rules and Regulations committee member

THON 2020 and 2021- Dancer Relations committee member

THON 2022- Dancer Relations committee member (Weekend Warrior)


Nick Perricone and Julia Horstman (2023) have been working tirelessly all year with the hopes of being selected to dance in THON Weekend 2023. Independent Dancer Couples are dedicated individuals who set up their own fundraisers throughout the year, and with the support of friend and family, obtain tickets in a lottery system in the hopes of earning a spot as dancers in the Penn State Dance Marathon.