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Laurel Weiss

Science LionPride

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Fighting for the Dreamers

WHY WE THON

To my family, old friends, and new friends, 

THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. This year, I am taking action by joining 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni at Penn State in the fight against this disease. 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 make a stand--all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.

Throughout the year, I have been fortunate to serve as fundraising chair for my organization (Science LionPride) and work with amazing students and faculty within the college of science to raise money for this cause. It is our hope and our goal that one day, every young future scientist 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. 

I am humbled and blessed by any support you are able to provide, either by making a donation or by sharing this page with others to spread THON’s mission. <3 FTK

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