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

Being involved with THON has provided me with some of my most memorable and fulfilling experiences of my college career.  Since 1977, THON has been impacting the lives of families, children and student volunteers committed to the fight against childhood cancer.  THON has raised over $168 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care and funding critical research to take our fight beyond Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world. We also work year-round to provide both financial and emotional support for our Four Diamonds families, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.  Every year, 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 hope of one day dancing in celebration of a cureFor the last three years, I have been selected to be on a Donor and Alumni Relations Development Committee. We work year-round to continue to spread THON’s mission to current and potential donors and alumni whose support is invaluable to THON’s success.  From THONvelopes to donor thank you cards, we ensure that everyone is recognized for their generous support.

This year, I have the amazing opportunity to be selected as a Donor and Alumni Relations Development Captain for THON 2020.  As a Local Engagement Captain, I work with Centre Country businesses, organizations, and community members to spread THON’s mission throughout the local community.  THON would not be the success it is today without the unwavering support of the State College community and the invaluable contributions of our local donors.  It is such an incredible opportunity to get to work to expand THON’s partnerships with current and potential local donors and thank them for joining us in the fight against childhood cancer.   

I truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page to families and friends to help spread THON’s mission.  Your contribution can help not only give hope to Four Diamonds families, but children and families around the world.  Let’s work together to put an end childhood cancer and ensure that every child has the chance to chase their dreams!  Join us in the fight, For The Kids!