Jonathan Ruggiero

Sigma Phi Epsilon

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

Join me in my 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. This Spring I will be dancing in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon 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.

To those who do not already know, in the Summer of 2018 it was determined that I had several melanoma active sunspots and needed immediate mild surgery to remove the spots and prevent the spread of cancer throughout my body. Thanks to the great work of the doctors in Orange County everything was properly treated and the cancer was removed. These scars are a constant reminder that I am lucky, and there are many children who fight a much harder battle every day. From that moment I made it a goal to do my part in finding the cure, and thanks to THON I have one of the best platforms in the world to do so.

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.