Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Penn State THON is the largest run student philanthropy in the world. Which is a 46 hour dance marathon that is held annually. We remain dedicated to helping children and their families so that they are solely focused on health and positive energy despite this disease. 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. I am one of many who has the privilege of being part of this amazing organization.
My involvement with THON started my freshman year and has continued now to my last and final year of college (being a senior is sad!!). I have loved every minute of it! I have made amazing memories, and have had incredible opportunities all from THON. I have put countless number of hours in by raising money, voulnteering and dedicating time to this life changing organization. I was a canning captain in the 2017-2018 school year, in 2018 I was chosen to be 1 of over 700 dancers to dance in THON. Last year, and again this year I am a Dancer Relations Committee Member. I will be paired with dancers to help assist them physically, mentally and emotionally. Help me by donating any amount so that one day no parent will hear the words “Your child has cancer”.
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. THON is not just like any organization here at Penn State, THON is so much greater than just another organization. THON is a family. It is made up of thousands of people who come from different communities, who have different career paths, who have different beliefs and so much more. But, at the end of the day we come together for one goal and one goal only. To help kids fight cancer. Everything else is left at the door and the commitment and passion is the only thing that matters.
Join us to fight. Every penny counts. Always, FOR THE KIDS!!! Thank you! #FTK