Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.

As a senior at Penn State, I have had the privilege to participate in THON during the last three years through different committees and organizations. During my freshman and sophomore years I joined the Operations committee as well as participated in fundraising with The Student Nurses Association of Penn State. While spending my junior year studying nursing at Hershey Medical Center, I got to see firsthand the impact that THON and The Four Diamonds Foundation has made on the lives of these children and their families. It has made my love for this organization grow stronger and has inspired me to fundraise for the potential to dance in THON 2020. This year, my friend Kyle Rucki and I will be working year round to raise awareness and fundraise to support THON's mission. Help make our dream of dancing FTK come true while supporting children and families impacted by childhood cancer.

THON has become an important part of my time at Penn State and this year I hope to raise awareness about THON's mission as well as fundraise for the potential to become a dancer in THON 2020 this year.

Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON. This year, I am taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers and 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.

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. It is my hope that one day, every child will have the opportunity to live out their dreams. 

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. 

I truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media to spread THON’s mission.