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

Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Hartman and I am a freshman at Penn State with the intended major of Biomedical Engineering. At my high school, Bethlehem Catholic High School, I fundraised for and participated in a twelve hour "mini-THON." During my Junior year of high school, I was a member of the Public Relations Committee. This year, my goal is to raise $2,000 for children with pediatric cancer. I am so excited to be participating in THON at Penn State this year and to be raising money for this amazing cause. Any sized donation is greatly appreciated, because it is all FTK! Thank you!

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.