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Emily Briselli


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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.

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 through my special interest organization, Ayuda. Through Ayuda, I've had the awesome opportunity to serve on the executive board as a Special Events chair and Vice President, and this year I'm excited to serve as President! 

Most importantly, Ayuda has introduced me to our inspiring THON family, the Goras. Ayden and Zayla remind me everyday why we do what we do, and I am constantly in awe of their strength and the joy they find in everything. Their parents, Nicole and Stan, have become role models and friends to so many of us in Ayuda, and are an inspiring example of love, kindness, gratitude, and strength in the hardest of times.

After the amazing experience of dancing for Ayuda in THON 2020, I'm so excited to see the new and innovative ways that Ayuda and THON continue the fight in ways that we never have before.

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 truly appreciate all of your support to help spread THON’s mission! Thank you!