THON Special Events

Join us on February 15, 2019


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


The Mission of the Special Events Committee

The mission of the Special Events Committee is to inspire, inform, and unite the THON community by developing and continuing a variety of events to spread the spirit of THON year-round. This mission is accomplished by a group of passionate, creative, and driven volunteers who are dedicated to impacting the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer through the planning and execution of these events. The Special Events committee is responsible for all Penn State THON Athletic Events, THON 5K, 100 Days 'Til THON Celebration, Family Carnival, Road to THON Celebration, The THON Showcase, and several other events that help spread of the mission of THON year-round.






The Special Events Committee works year-long to show the Four Diamonds Families and the THON community that our support is never-ending. A Special Events Committee Member will maintain our mission through working with others to create the inspirational and informative atmosphere in place at events such as the THON 5K and Family Carnival. During THON weekend these committee members help run concessions and parking, and also create and maintain the THON History Tour and the THON Museum. These Committee Members will also have the opportunity to plan and execute Alternative Committee Events on the floor THON Weekend.

Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Our committee, THON Special Events, is 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.
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 Special Events, plays an integral role in the continued success of THON.


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