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Join me to make a difference in the life of a chil and support Penn State's fight for every child to have a childhood.

When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. As part of the Rules and Regulations Committee benefitting THON, I am working alongside 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni to support more than 4,000 families at Penn State Children’s Hospital to one day end the fight against childhood cancer.  Since THON’s beginning in 1973, we have raised over $168 million dollars, For The Kids™! 

I have been involved in THON for my past three years at Penn State. This organization has changed the lives of so many children and families impacted by childhood cancer. I am so grateful that this organization has also changed my life and has truly made me the person I am today. 

My THON Story:

THON 2018

During my first year at Penn State, I was a committee member of Dancer Relations. Throughout the year, we learned how to mentally, physically, and emotionally support our dancers during THON Weekend. I was paired with two amazing dancers that stood for 46 hours straight For the Kids. This was an amazing introduction to THON! One of my co-committee members and I are now roommates :) 

DR Committee - The InKENDRAbles

THON 2019

Last year, I was on the OPPerations Committee. This committee is dedicated year round to learn how to keep THON running during THON weekend. We set up for the 46 hour Dance Marathon and tear it down afterwards. During the weekend, we are cleaning the Bryce Jordan Center to make sure our volunteers are safe. 

Friends from THON 2018 dancing for 46 hours!OPP Committee - The BOSTON Red mOPPs

THON 2020

This year, I am taking action in the fight against childhood cancer as a Captain for the Rules and Regulations Committee. Throughout the year, I am leading a committee of 27 Committee Members, helping support Independent Dancer Couples as they fundraise, and fundraising on behalf of my committee. These funds offset all of the costs of treatment that insurance cannot cover, expenses that improve the welfare of kids, and fund critical research in pursuit of finding a cure. I am committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer as well as building lasting relationships with the Four Diamonds families, and it is my hope that one day every child has the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams.

 Rules & Regulations: Fundraising Safety THON 2020 Captains

One of my Committee Members and I at the THON 5K!

Your contribution will fund innovative research that will not only enhance treatment for children in Pennsylvania but is also giving hope to childhood cancer patients worldwide! Together, with every student, volunteer, alumnus, donor, and supporter, we can spread awareness of THON’s mission across the country and throughout the world. With your support of THON, together, we will make a difference in the lives of children nationwide. Join us in the fight, For The Kids.

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