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, a fight that hits close to home for our family. Our family is a Four Diamonds Family who has personally experienced, benefitted, and appreciated the efforts of THON, which is a community with more than 16,500 student volunteers and more than 25,000 alumni that work tirelessly to support more than 3,700 families like ours at Penn State Children's Hospital. These efforts culminate in a 46 hour, no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon held every February. As the largest student run philanthropy in the world, THON's mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research-- all in pursuit of a cure. Since 1977, THON has raised over $180 million dollars, For The Kids®! Last year alone, the THON community raised $11,696,942.38, generating the funds to support:
- 7,798 weeks of psychological counseling
- 58,485 days of nutritional therapy
- 16,246 days of out-patient child life support
- 4,679 weeks of lab experiments
- 11,140 weeks of prescription drug co-pay coverage
THON's hope is for every child to have the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams. Despite advancements in research and treatment, this may not be a reality for some. With your help, we will continue to fight for the day that no parent has to hear the words, "your child has cancer." It takes each and every student, volunteer, alumnus, donor, and supporter to spread awareness of THON's mission across the country and throughout the world. With your dedication and support of THON, together, we will make a difference in the life of a child, just like THON did for our family. Join us in the fight, For The Kids.