Looking for an individual or team participating in an event?
We are one of the co-ed professional fraternities on Penn State's campus with over 100 active members priding ourselves on our four major pillars of professionalism, community service, fundraising and our social fostering of relationships and networks. As students in Happy Valley, THON resonates with all of us through different levels but more importantly, Delta Sigma Pi has cultivated an attitude of service for our community, like Four Diamonds.
This upcoming year DSP will be joining 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, overall THON has raised over $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and fund critical research to take our 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.
DSP was blessed to have been paired with our 3 beautiful THON families, the Sydney Bush family, the Riley Camp family and the Andrew Wright family! For the past 13 years, we have represented Syd, and in April our girl celebrated her 11th year cancer free. This will be our 6th year paired with Riley who has been 5 years out of treatment. And in the spring we were lucky enough to introduce Andrew as our 3rd family and he kicked cancer's butt 8 years ago!
Our families are a huge inspiration to our entire brotherhood and are one of the many reasons why we fundraise, for them and for the other kids who are looking to ring the bell in Hershey Medical Center to mark them beating cancer's butt! We truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing our page on social media to spread THON’s mission.
In 2018, overall THON raised over $10.1 million and DSP's THON total accounted for nearly $34,000 of it! Throughout the year, we will be fundraising to benefit the Four Diamond's fund in an effort to provide outstanding financial and emotional support and spread THON’s mission world-wide. It is our hope that one day, every child will have the opportunity to live out their dreams. We hope you will consider supporting us as we reach our 2019 total in finding a cure for the kids!
For the Kids,
Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Gamma Chapter