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

For those of you who know me, know that cancer has affected my life in multiple ways. Unfortunately, I have experienced the affects cancer can have on a family. Since I became a student at Penn State, THON has been one of my main focuses as a student and something I am incredibly passionate about. I THON because I don’t want other families to go through the battle of cancer alone. I THON to raise money to be put towards research to find a cure. I THON so the families at the Penn State Children's Hospital don't have to worry about any medical bills. I THON because every child deserves to have a normal childhood.

During my freshman and sophomore year I was able to stand all 46 hours in the stands, cheering on my fellow students as they danced- this year as a senior at Penn State I hope to be one of those dancers on the floor. 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. 

When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON. 

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.

 Join us in the fight, For The Kids.