Make an impact in the life of a child today
When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. As part of my organization benefitting THON, I am working alongside 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni to support more than 4,000 families at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital to one day end the fight against childhood cancer. Since THON’s beginning in 1973, we have raised over $190 million dollars, For The Kids®!
In 2018, I lost my father due to liver cancer. My family and I struggled greatly with this loss and bills and costs of treatment became the least of our worries throughout this time. I joined THON For The Kids and for my family as well as myself to help other families struggling with a child battling cancer to not worry about costs of treatment. One thing that I am grateful for was the times I was able to spend with my dad. I found out later after he passed, that he was at one time treated at the Penn State Liver Transplant Institute. Here at Penn State, they not only care about covering treatments costs for children, but also for adults. Penn State paid for lodging, accommodations, and meals which helped ease the treatment process and allowed me to have 8 more years with my dad.
This year, I am taking action in the fight against childhood cancer. Throughout the year, I am fundraising on behalf of my organization benefitting THON to offset the costs of treatment that insurance cannot cover, expenses that improve the welfare of kids, and fund critical research in pursuit of finding a cure. I am committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer as well as building lasting relationships with the Four Diamonds families, and it is my hope that one day every child has the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams.
Losing a parent to cancer is life changing, but I can only imagine what it is like seeing your own child fight that battle. I not only joined THON to help eliminate the stress that comes with cancer treatment, but also to be able to help other families through the experience of having someone you love greatly struggle daily and fight cancer.
I THON ... For Kids.
I THON ... so every child's dreams can come true.
I THON ... so our angels' stories live on.
I THON... for my dad
I THON... for the families
Your contribution will fund innovative research that will not only enhance treatment for children in Pennsylvania but is also giving hope to childhood cancer patients worldwide! Together, with every student, volunteer, alumnus, donor, and supporter, we can spread awareness of THON’s mission across the country and throughout the world. With your support of THON, together, we will make a difference in the lives of children nationwide. Join us in the fight, For The Kids.