After seeing what cancer did to my family and how much of an impact this horrible disease can have on people I have wanted to work in every way I could in order to limit the number of families that had to go through what my family and I went through. The loss of my loved one was not the only effect the disease had on my family and our interaction as a whole. I saw my life change right before my eyes as many of the little moments I had with my family were taken away because of treatments or just the physical toll it had on my aunt. Watching the personal moments that I used to have with her fade away was truly horrible. These pains, sorrows and troubles are something that I believe no one should have to ever deal with and to imagine that a parents would have to deal with these same experiences but with their child is something that is truly heart breaking.
My mission as a THON™volunteer is to work to give families the opportunity to have the little moments back. Families and children deserve all of these special moments from holidays, trips to a playground, or just an everyday moment and I am fighting to ensure that they continue to happen. When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. As part of my organization benefiting 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™!
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.