Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Each year, I am honored and excited to be a part of the 16,500+ student volunteers, and over 25,000 alumni that are supporting more than 4,000 families at Penn State Children's Hospital by participating in the world's largest student-run philanthropy, THON. 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.
Since 2017, I have been fortunate enough to support THON in a number of ways. However, It was during my freshman year, as a Rules & Regulations Committee Member, as I listened to families tell their stories and watched thousands of students banded together for one purpose, that I realized just how impactful THON truly is and how much of a difference we all can make.
Throughout my sophomore and junior year, I had the incredible opportunity to serve as a Communications Captain, where I worked alongside the most passionate, caring, and inspiring group of people. Together, we worked to educate and empower students, faculty, and staff as to how they could make a greater impact in our fight to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
This year, I am excited to support THON as an Independent Dancer Couple, alongside my boyfriend and best friend, Trevor Lamelza. Together, we 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 $180 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.
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON! 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. Thank you for joining me in the fight, For The Kids™