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

This year, I am taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni supporters as an aspiring Independent Dancer 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 with my Independent Dancer Partner (Hi Kaeleigh!) 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 year, I am personally raising money in the hopes of dancing in THON 2020. I am registered as an Independent Dancer (which means I have no affiliation to an organization). I will be raising money yearlong with my partner through fundraisers we will be planning ourselves. We will then (at the end of the year) be entered into a weighted lottery and our chances of dancing will be determined by the amount of money we raised throughout the year. I'm so excited to be raising money with my Independent Dance Partner and SO excited to work towards our fundraising goals throughout the year!

I truly appreciate any kind of support you are able provide (either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media) to spread THON’s mission!

Why do I want to dance at THON?

Last year was my first real experience with THON.

My first two years at Penn State, I was sick the weeks before THON and missed out on both weekends. But - this past year I got the chance to be both at THON and on the floor for THON for the first time! I am a photojournalism student and I got to be on the floor to take pictures throughout the event as a part of one of my classes. (See: The pictures on this page!) To this day, working on the floor at THON has been my favorite photography experiences (and one of my most incredible experiences at Penn State). The energy on the floor was absolutely amazing. I was blown away by the passion of the dancers, the commitment of the orgs, and the stories of the Four Diamond families. After being on the floor for THON last year, I was really moved to join in the fight against childhood cancer and do what I could to help THON and the Four Diamond Families.


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