Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
This past year I became a member of Zeta Tau Alpha at Penn State where as a whole it is our goal to provide support and happiness to our families when going through their battles. Although as a Freshman I experienced a virtual THON (due to Covid) there was not a minute where I stood there and felt as though I was alone. I was surrounded by love, my ZETAUS, our THON families and other penn state students, I truly felt like there was no other place I desired to be in that moment. Hand and hand we stood there as the final seconds appeared on the clock and it was at this very moment I knew I wanted to be able to do something more for not only our organization; ZETAUS, but most importantly our THON families and the kids (FTK). The happiness that appeared upon our faces as we realized we were one step closer to a cure was like no other. With the help of your donation you will be helping us take one step closer to the end of this therefore creating a happier and brighter world where children can be promised a future. For those of you who are unaware of what THON truly is, 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 $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.
I Ariana Augi THON for a brighter tomorrow and so no one has to go through this battle alone❤️ Join us as we THON for brighter tomorrow’s and more smiles