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

Hi everyone, welcome to my donor drive page! As most of you know I have been involved with THON for the last three years! When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. As part of my organization benefitting THON, I am working alongside 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni to support more than 4,000 families at Penn State Children’s Hospital to one day end the fight against childhood cancer.  Since THON’s beginning in 1973, we have raised over $168 million dollars, For The Kids™! 

I first heard about THON when I was in 7th grade touring schools with my older brother. From the moment the tour guide started talking about THON, I knew it was something I had to get involved in.  Starting that year, my mom and  I would sit on our couch and watch the THON live stream. When I stepped foot on Penn State's campus as a student, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to be involved in THON. After my first THON as a committee member my sophomore year, I saw how THON directly impacts lives, the moments it shapes, and the community it provides. This year, I am fundraising on behalf of the Merchandise Committee, where I have the honor of being a THON 2020 Merchandise Captain. 

On a personal note I THON because I have seen how cancer affects families. In kindergarten, a classmate and friend of my brothers was diagnosed with leukemia. He celebrated his ten year off treatment celebration during my first THON weekend. When I was in middle school I was introduced to Meghan Rose Bradley Day. This was a day that raised money for the Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation. Meghan was a resident of my town who passed away from pediatric brain cancer. When I was a freshmen at Penn State, a boy who grew up a few streets away from me was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away before his high school graduation. I THON so no kindergartener has to miss school, so everyone high school student gets to graduate, and so every child can grow up and live their dream life. I THON so every cub can become a Nittany Lion. 

All donations to THON help to offset the costs of treatment that insurance cannot cover, expenses that improve the welfare of kids, and fund critical research in pursuit of finding a cure. I am committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer as well as building lasting relationships with the Four Diamonds families, and it is my hope that one day every child has the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams. 

Your contribution will fund innovative research that will not only enhance treatment for children in Pennsylvania but is also giving hope to childhood cancer patients worldwide! Together, with every student, volunteer, alumnus, donor, and supporter, we can spread awareness of THON’s mission across the country and throughout the world. With your support of THON, together, we will make a difference in the lives of children nationwide. Join us in the fight, For The Kids.

 Your donation means more treatments, more research, and more hope! You are taking a part in the fight against childhood cancer and I cannot thank you enough for donating to a cause so near and dear to my heart. For The Kids!


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