Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
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 $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 truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media to spread THON’s mission.
Pillar is a Special Interest Organization at Penn State whose sole purpose is to support THON™ and our Four Diamonds Families. Throughout the year, Special Interest Organizations contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State Students by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to our families.
The Lexi Maher Family
Lexi is an outgoing and fun-loving 13 year old girl! She is always open to playing games and is ready to out-dance anyone that gives her the chance! She also does color guard at her school! Acein is her younger brother. He is a very energetic and wild boy. He loves to shoot water guns at THON and chase anyone around our family events. He loves to play sports and be active. They have a younger sister Nadia. She is very sweet and a little shy at first. Once she warms up, she is always open to play and run around with us. She loves all things Minnie Mouse! Clorisa is their mom. She is a very kind and welcoming woman. She will always have us over and provide food for all of us! She is so easy to talk to and will sit with you for as long as she can! Christian is Clorisa’s husband. He is such a good father to the three kids and is also very easy to talk to. The whole family are huge Eagles fans! It is rare to not see at least one of them wearing a jersey!
The Ryan Payne Family
Ryan is a sweet and kind kid! He is 19 years old and loves all things about art. He and his father Richard are kind and easy to talk to. They are so welcoming to have us over to spend time with them!
The Chase Kemberling Family
Chase is a very funny and goofy kid. He is 11 years old and loves to play video games, mostly fortnite, and play cards with us. He is very fun to be around and once he warms up, will talk to you about action figures and fortnite! His brother Travis, is very similar. He loves video games and he also likes to play games outside like frisbee golf and hide and seek. They both love football. Chase is a Titans fan and Travis is a Steelers fan. Their mom is Emily. She is a very sweet and caring person. She loves to talk with us and be outdoors. She will talk with you about anything! Their dad Tyler is very kind and easy to talk to. He is very laid back and also enjoys being outdoors. The whole family goes on camping trips throughout the summer.