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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.
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.
During my time at Penn State THON has had an incredible impact on my life. Working with my peers to fundraise for such an incredible cause and seeing the direct impact that we have been able to make has been a life changing experience. I have participated in THON during all four of my years at Penn State. My sophomore year, I was a member of the OPPerations committee where I helped with the overall logistics, set-up, and tear-down for THON. Being apart of the OPP committee allowed me to experience THON in a very unique way and allowed me to interact with various families and hear their incredible stories. My junior year I became even more involved in THON, serving as the Club Baseball Secondary THON Chair. During my junior year I began to build a relationship with our team's THON family, the Lehman Family. Talking with the Lehman family and hearing Tyler's incredible story showed me how impactful THON truly is and the difference that every donation makes!
This year I will represent our team as I dance in THON 2020. I am beyond excited to be apart of such an incredible event and can not wait to see what we are able to accomplish this year. 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.