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When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. As part of my organization 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™!
This year, I am taking action in the fight against childhood cancer. Throughout the year, I am fundraising on behalf of my organization benefitting THON to offset 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.
I get to make my mark on pediatric cancer with the most beautiful angel on my team. This year, and every year I THON for my dear friend Andrew who fought for almost 6. Cancer may have lived within Andrew's brain but it never touched his mind, it never broke his faith and it most certainly did not take away his ability to put others before himself, to love unconditionally, and most important of all-live his life like I have never seen someone live before. For 6 years Andrew continually inspired me. Andrew smiled when most people wouldn't, Andrew laughed when most people would cry and Andrew fought when most people would give up. While I miss Andrew every single day and wish he was still physically here with us, his 19 beautiful years taught me that one person can make a difference and just one person can touch the lives of many. In so few years Andrew touched more people's lives than many ever will. I THON for all of the children and families impacted by pediatric cancer and I THON so people everywhere get to meet someone like Andrew. I can not thank Andrew enough for his time with me, all of the laughs, all of the hugs, all of the joy and for always believing in me and being my number one cheerleader. This year Andrew promised me he would be at THON Weekend and I can not wait to have him by my side.
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.