Each year, 16,500 students and over 25,000 alumni supporters unite in the fight against childhood cancer to turn childhood dreams into reality. 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 funding critical research. THON's year-round efforts to provide both emotional and financial support to families facing childhood cancer culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon every February.
The THON 5K is an annual event held in University Park, Pennsylvania to support THON's yearlong efforts. With supporters across the globe, the Virtual 5K began in 2015 as an opportunity for all of our supporters to join us in this yearly tradition. This year, the Nashville Penn Staters will be participating in an effort to take the fight beyond Central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world, including right here in middle Tennessee!
Help us pave the way to a brighter future today, For The KidsTM