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

Hi Friends and Family, 

As many of you know, THON has been an organization that is near and dear to my heart. I am lucky enough to be a part of this incredible organization my past three years at Penn State. As my last and final year, Danielle Smith and I are giving back by raising money to become an Independent Dancer Couple and be on our feet in the 46-hour, no-sitting, no-standing dance marathon - all FTK. 

To participate as an Independent Dancer Couple, we must enter a lottery system and each ticket we receive stems from the amount of money we fundraise. This is where we need your help! Any amount of money helps us grow towards our goal of dancing For The Kids. 

THON has been such a large part of our experience at Penn State and we have seen the impact cancer has on our family, friends, and our Penn State family. We have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to participate in the lottery system and hope to continue our passion for this organization during THON weekend in 2020!

Over the next few months we will be fundraising to help families and children that are impacted by pediatric cancer. I have linked our personal fundraising page below. Please consider making a donation to THON through our fundraising page and share with friends, family, or alumni! 

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.