For The Kids

When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. As part of my organization benefiting 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™! 

Before coming to Penn State, I had no idea what THON or the Four Diamonds organization was. There isn't a single student who doesn't know something about this event or the cause. Awareness for fighting childhood cancer and supporting THON runs through this campus and city with an energy that is so inspiring. Once I had started school at Penn State, I chose to learn about and support THON by taking an active role as a THON Merchandising Committee Member. Throughout the year, I am fundraising on behalf of my committeebenefiting THON 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.