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Make an impact in the life of a child today.

THON™ is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted my childhood cancer. Since coming to Penn State, THON has allowed me to be a part of something so much bigger than myself. I am working alongside 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni to support more than 4,000 families at Penn State Children’s Hospital to one day end the fight against childhood cancer.  Since THON’s beginning in 1973, we have raised over $180 million dollars, For The Kids™! 

This year, I am incredibly excited to serve as an Alumni Engagement Captain for THON 2021. I will work alongside my co-Captains and Director to further THON's mission by empowering donors, alumni and student volunteers to take action in the fight against childhood cancer. This year will surely be different but cancer does not stop so neither will we. 

"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it”.  This quote embodies what it means to experience the of the magic of THONCheck out the recap video from THON 2020 to see a glimpse of the pure love and joy that encapsulates THON.

Throughout the year, I am fundraising to offset the costs of treatment that insurance cannot cover, expenses that improve the welfare of kids, and fund critical research in pursuit of finding a cure. When you decide to support THON, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. Your contribution will fund innovative research that will not only enhance treatment for children in Pennsylvania but is also giving hope to childhood cancer patients worldwide! Together, with every student, volunteer, alumnus, donor, and supporter, we can spread awareness of THON’s mission across the country and throughout the world. 


It is my hope that one day every child has the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my fundraising story. If you are willing and able, please consider donating to THON and Join us in the fight, For The Kids


Love & FTK always,

Chelsea


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