Emily Blank and Grace Catlett

Join us on February 21, 2020


Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.

Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Emily Blank and Grace Catlett, is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. Since 1977, THONTM has raised over $168 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. Throughout our partnership, we have ensured that over 4,000 families have not seen a single medical bill. In addition, the local research that is being done is making a global impact so that one day, we will find a cure. Each February, THON's yearlong efforts and support for the families culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon.
By supporting THON, you will be joining a community committed to conquering childhood cancer.


Emily Blank and Grace Catlett have been working tirelessly all year with the hopes of being selected to dance in THON Weekend 2020. Independent Dancer Couples are dedicated individuals who set up their own fundraisers throughout the year, and with the support of friends and family, obtain tickets in a lottery system in the hopes of earning a spot as dancers in the Penn State Dance Marathon.


Grace Catlett and Emily Blank fell in love with Penn State's THON their Freshman year. The energy, love, and dedication of those in the Bryce Jordan Center immediately overwhelmed them with the desire of helping kids. Emily and Grace met one another in their organization, Delta Gamma, that first year. Immediately developing a friendship, they now are roomates for the second year in a row, and are inseparable.

Emily is currently on the path to becoming an elementary school teacher; there is nothing in this world that matters more to her than changing the lives of children.

Grace is an aspiring event planner, and couldn't be happier to take action in Penn State's largest event of the year.



Emily and Grace