Kappa Sigma

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Hope Shines Brightest in the Darkest Moments

 


 
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Kappa Sigma is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni supporters in the fight against childhood cancer. The year-long efforts of our 90 undergraduate members 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 ensure that they never have to face cancer alone. 88 cents of every $1 go directly towards providing financial support for families and funding research, so that that these families never have to worry about a medical bill, but can focus on being a family instead.
The Alpha Delta Chapter of Kappa Sigma is a huge supporter of THON. We have over 90 undergraduates who are extremely dedicated to the mission of THON and our THON families. Last year, our undergraduates raised enough money to provide 40 hours of research, 233 hours of patient specific social work, 1,556 hours of outpatient treatment, or 2,457 hours of psychological counseling.
Throughout the year, we hold several fun events with our families, most recently a formal dinner and a tour of the Penn State football facilities.

One of our THON families, the Tafels, has been paired with Kappa Sigma for 8 years. At the age of 6, Nick was diagnosed with Wilm's Tumor. This past October, he celebrated being officially 10 years cancer free!
The 46 hours of THON weekend are by far our favorite time of the year, and we are eager to dance in celebration once again this upcoming February. Until then, it is our honor and privilege to fundraise to benefit THON and all Four Diamonds families. We would like to invite you to join our fundraising efforts. There are several ways to get involved:
Ways to Get Involved Description
Individual Donation Quick and Simple; can be done on this Donor Drive page
Corporate Matching Many companies have a program where they will match charitable contributions from their employees to double the total donation (check out matching.psu.edu) to see if your company has a similar program
Corporate Sponsorships THON can send your place of employment an official corporate packet about benefits a company can receive for making a sizable contribution to THON. Contact jtw5354psu@gmail.com for more information
THON Nation New to THON fundraising this year; alumni, friends, and family of Penn State can sign up for their own Donor Drive page (just like this one) to share with their friends and fundraise online for THON on behalf of Kappa Sigma. Contact jtw5354psu@gmail.com if interested)

 

All contributions are tax deductible! And tax identification information is available upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to know more about THON or Kappa Sigma please feel free to contact us at jtw5354psu@gmail.com. From all the Kappa Sigma undergraduates and THON volunteers, we would be extremely honored if you would make a donation to THON on our behalf; and any amount will make a substantial difference in the life of a children as well as take us one step closer to reaching a cure. AEKDB. FTK.

 


One Day We Will Dance in Celebration... Until Then We Will Dance For A Cure
Kappa Sigma is a Greek Organization that works tirelessly each year to benefit THON. With the generous support of our large alumni base and our determined members, we provide both financial and emotional support to families impacted by childhood cancer each year. Since 1973, the Greek community at Penn State has united through the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
 

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