Take a stand against pediatric cancer and help build more tomorrows

Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer, but each year 16,500 student volunteers at Penn State come together to change this. Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON. This year, myself and my partner Travis Smith are 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 in 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, we 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. 

For you this may seem like a small gesture but for a family it's everything.

  • $60 = One hour of Child Life Coverage
  • $150 = One day of outpatient treatment for a Leukemia patient
  • $300 = One wig for a patient who has lost his or her hair.
  • $750 = One experiment at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in search of a cure
  • $40,000 = the average cost of 1 night's stay at a hospital for a child with cancer

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.

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


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