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FOTO is a Special Interest Organization at Penn State whose sole purpose is to support THON and our Four Diamonds Families. FOTO was founded in 2009 by Adam Fountaine, in honor of his brother Tommy. Since then, FOTO has raised over $700,000 in the fight against pediatric cancer. Throughout the year, we contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to our families. Click here to see what a year in FOTO is like! FOTO is lucky to have 3 wonderful Four Diamonds families: The Eslingers, The Knapers and The Tramels.
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Our Organization FOTO, 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.
Megan is our THON Child! She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in January 2009 at the age of 18 months. She could not walk during the first three months of treatment due to pain, and she courageously received many different types of chemotherapy to fight her battle. Megan finished her treatment in April 2011 at the age of three and today is happy and healthy! We are so proud of the amazing girl she has become!
Logan is our THON child! He is ten years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September 2011. Logan finished his treatment in December 2014 and has been cancer free for three years! Logan has grown his hair out for the past few years, and at THON 2018, he donated it on stage! We are so proud of all Logan has done and continues to do!
Matty is our THON Child! Matty was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 1, and he will remain on treatment for the next year. Matty has battled numerous infections and has spent months in the hospital requiring specialized treatment. Matty struggles from time to time but he is doing better each and every day! Through his treatment, Matty has remained one of the happiest and most playful kids we have ever met.
FOTO is beyond proud to have such strong children and their amazing families be part of our family!