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

Hi! My name is Ella and I am a junior studying Elementary and Special Education here at Penn State! I am supporting THON to fight for all the kids who can't fight alone. I am fighting so that my future students don't have to live in a world where there lives could be changed in an instant by a disease outside of there control. My THON experiences these last two years have been some of the most impactful parts in my college career thus far! Getting involved with SPSEA has given me THON families who I adore so much, and a family of friends who make my college days complete. This year I am also happy to be a member of the Rules and Regulations THON committee as I continue to raise my involvement in THON to the next level. Every dollar counts, and I truly appreciate every single one of you for helping me reach my goal and help end childhood cancer!Me and another one of our THON kids Carmen at THON!Me and one of our THON kids Morgan at THON!

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 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 $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 any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media to spread THON’s mission.