THON Dancer Relations
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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
The mission of the Dancer Relations Committee is to serve as the primary liaisons to student volunteers selected to dance THON Weekend. This Committee ensures the safety and well-being of the dancers by coordinating all logistical aspects of the dancer experience, as well as training and educating Committee Members on providing emotional and physical support to every dancer throughout THON Weekend.
For the entire year, the 20 Captains and the 722 members of the Dancer Relations Committee are responsible for planning for the health, safety, and enjoyment of all 708 dancers throughout THON Weekend. Each week, Dancer Relations Committee Members will have a meeting with their committee that they will be expected to attend, where they will be trained in dancer health and EMS, and help in the brainstorming of ideas for a variety of events during THON Weekend. As THON Weekend approaches, Dancer Relations Committee Members help create the arts and crafts that will decorate the BJC and be used in the various events planned to make the weekend a blast for the dancers. Finally, come THON Weekend, each DRCM is paired with a Dancer who they will support both physically and emotionally throughout the weekend, ensuring that they accomplish the difficult task of dancing in THON. DR is there For The Dancers so they can be there For The Kids!
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. The Dancer Relations Committee is just a part of the 16,500 volunteer base. Standing without sleep for 46 hours is no easy task, but that's where our amazing volunteers come in. Each one of the yellow shirts that you see THON weekend has been trained throughout the year to be able to take care of all of our Dancers. Our mission in short is to be there for the Dancers so they can be there for the kids. Together we can continue the fight and one day dance in celebration.
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 Dancer Relations, plays an integral role in the continued success of THON.