Grace Spencer

Phi Chi Theta

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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 THON journey started over 5 years ago when my older brother became a dancer for Penn State's business fraternity, Phi Chi Theta and my older sister became a committee member for THON 2014.  My family went up to Penn State for a weekend that would, unbeknownst to me, change my life forever.  I was able to witness the incredible experience that thousands of Penn State students created, the love and support each individual involved had on those affected by cancer and a community of passionate young adults all striving for a better world. 

It is with great privilege that I have been able to become a part of the THON community myself and work alongside like-minded individuals whose passion and dedication have inspired me to give back.  Last year, I was chosen to be a dancer relations committee member.  During THON weekend, I was there to support my two amazing dancers who completed 46 hours of no sitting and no sleeping, so they could be there for the kids!  I am excited to do the same for two new dancers this year for THON 2020!

Justin Starkman (left) and Liam Carr (right) dancing for AXIS


Preston Hoopes' THON 2019 Dancer Relatitons Committee


This year, I am also grateful to continue my fundraising efforts for THON through my business fraternity, Phi Chi Theta! This past year, Phi Chi Theta helped raise over $85,000 for THON 2019; through generous donations, I hope to do my part as a member of this amazing organization and contribute to our THON 2020 total.  PCT has been paired with: The Savion Atterberry Family, The Jackie Mazur Family, and The Leiland Smith Family.

Phi Chi Theta spring '19 Pledge Class


I am so excited to join the fight against childhood cancer through my org, Phi Chi Theta.  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.  Thank you for taking the time to read about my THON story!


Grace Spencer