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

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.

My roommate Lauren and I have been on various committees for THON but now we would like to try and dance. This requires raising lots of money, ALL for the kids! Every year, independent dancer couples are given the opportunity to dance THON Weekend without affiliation to a certain organization. Dancers are chosen through a weighted lottery, with chances determined by the amount of money that Lauren and I raise during the year.

The money raised, goes directly to the pediatric oncology unit at the Hershey Medical Center and pays for anything insurance doesn’t cover. No family who has a child in the oncology unit will ever see a medical bill, this is made possible with THON. With the support of students from all across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and supporters all around the world, we continue to make great strides towards finding a cure for all childhood cancers. Our efforts culminate with a 46 hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon in February.

Please consider making a donation and helping the kids. To put it into perspective, $60 equates to one hour of child life coverage, $150 equates to one day of outpatient treatment for Leukemia, and $750 equates to one experiment at Penn State Children’s Hospital in search 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. 

This is a video of the line dance from THON 2019. They do this every hour of THON!

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.