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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let's fight for it!
Join us, the Communications Committee, in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. We are 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.
The mission of the Communications Committee is to serve as the primary liaison to THON Volunteers within the Penn State University community. We work to educate and empower students, faculty, and staff as to how they can make a greater impact in our fight to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
Communications 2018 at THON Weekend!
Communications educates and manages THON's correspondence to a specific audience within the Penn State University. Communications is divided into three facets: Organization Development, Education, and Outreach. Organization Development provides decision-making support to THON Chairs as they lead their organizations to success throughout the year. Education aims to ensure that THON's volunteers are properly educated about THON and its history to be able to serve as advocates and ambassadors of THON's brand. Outreach focuses on recruitment of the Penn State student body as well as outreach to faculty, staff, and other groups in the University looking to be involved in THON.
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 funding critical research to take this 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.
THON Committees play a key role in helping THON fulfill its mission of conquering childhood cancer. As Committee Members, students plan for and attend THON events as part of a team dedicated to making THON a success year after year, THON Communications, plays an integral role in the continued success of THON.