Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Hi, my name is Ryan Schantz. I am sophomore at The Pennsylvania State University. I am a chemical engineering major. My organization, CB's Rookies will be looking to raise money for THON. 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.
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.
All of the money raised goes directly towards impacting the lives of children and families battling childhood cancer. The money provides medical coverage for each patient (chemotherapy, spinal taps, bone marrow transplants, blood tests, etc.), financial support (medications, gas cards, cafeteria cards, etc.), and medical team support (oncologists, child life specialists, etc.).
This is my first year taking part in THON, so this is very important to me. I am excited to take part in such wonderful fundraiser that supports a great cause. 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. 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.