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Participating in THON has been an indescribable experience. There will never be enough words to articulate the sheer magnitude of emotions that are cultivated throughout THON’s duration. Although one theme is widely shared amongst all students who participate; the energy is like no other.
For the past four years I have had the privilege of being a part of many multifaceted orgs and committees. However, this year I fully dedicated my efforts to Lion Ambassadors as their newest overall THON chair. I could not be more honored. I look forward to creating some very special and memorable moments with our Four Diamonds Families. Fortunately, this year I will be dancing in THON! I could not be more excited and honored to represent our Lion Ambassador Four Diamonds Families :)
Lion Ambassadors currently have three THON families we support; The Frysinger's, Garcia's, and Pantano's. I've been fortunate enough to make memories with 2 of the 3 families in person!
Noah is our newest THON child and I had the pleasure of meeting him last year during THON weekend. Noah loves superheroes, especially Spiderman. His bubbly personality absolutely lights up a room, and his energy is simply unmatched. This past May our members and myself attended “Noah’s Great Adventure” where we helped Noah defeat Thanos and collect all 6 infinity stones. I cannot wait to squeeze this little squirt again in the future.
Our second THON child is Astrid from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She’s so funny, outgoing, and loves to chat. She's incredible at makeup and hair even though she claims to be a "tomboy" LOL. It’s awesome being so close in age because we can relate with her on so many levels. Can't wait to see her at the THON 5k (which you should sign up for or do the virtual 5k).
Being able to see THON from multiple lenses has opened my eyes to how critical our role not only is as fundraisers, but being there for the families to lean on as well. THON has given me the opportunity to grow as a person while coming to understand the pain, sacrifice, and daily challenges of children who battle with cancer everyday. For that reason, I will forever be dedicated to making a difference in any capacity that I can.
Throughout the year, I will be fundraising to benefit THON in an effort to provide outstanding financial and emotional support and spread THON’s mission world-wide. When you decide to donate, you're not only helping provide much needed medical attention and emotional support to children and their families impacted by pediatric cancer, but you're becoming part of a movement of genuine love, goodness, and hope for a better world.
THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research - all in pursuit of a cure.
THON is made up of 16,500 student over 25,000 alumni supporters in the fight against childhood cancer. Our year-long efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon each February to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and take a stand--all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.
Since 1977, THON has raised over $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and fund critical research to take our fight beyond central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world. We work year-round to provide both financial and emotional support for our families, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.
This Past THON
Fundraising for Lion Ambassadors THON 2019
Family Carnival 2018
Lion Ambassador Dancers this year!!^^^
Please consider joining the fight and making the difference in the life of a child :)
For Noah, Astrid, Pantano's, and so many others.