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Alyssa Malerman


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Help me help kids fight cancer!

Throughout my involvement in Springfield, a special interest organization benefitting THON, I have been so privileged to be able to form deep connections with four absolutely incredible, strong, and resilient Four Diamonds families that our fundraising efforts help to support. These four families and their amazing kids have changed my life and inspire me daily. Playing cards with Kenzie until 4 am after the Homecoming Parade, scoring upwards of a trillion points in Balloonsie-Funzie-Batsy-Party-Time with Calli, catching lightning bugs for hours on end with Taiven, and wearing my X-man button with pride, are memories I cherish and daily reminders of why this fight against pediatric cancer is so important. I am so proud to know these families, to have gotten to hear their stories, and to contribute to an organization that lets their kids be kids.

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.