Schreyer Honors College Student Council
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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Schreyer Student Council participates in THON to help find a cure for pediatric cancer and to honor our THON family, the Millers. Tyler Miller was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on December 30, 2011, when he was ten years old. Remembering the day that Tyler was diagnosed with cancer, Jana, Tyler’s mother, writes, “There is nothing in this world that can prepare a parent to hear those words. Your child has cancer...how do you explain this to your child when you cannot even comprehend the words yourself...this doesn’t happen to children.. why....how.....what now...my mind was racing but not fully comprehending anything either.” Tyler battled cancer for three years with courage and positivity. Although Tyler was in immeasurable pain everyday, he utilized the resources that the Four Diamonds Fund provided him such as music therapy to give himself hope. As a THON organization, we love attending the annual Miller Halloween party and THON with the Millers each year! During the winter of 2018, Schreyer Student Council members attended Tyler’s mini-THON at his high school, where we saw Tyler give back to the Four Diamonds Fund. He has always amazed us with his desire to help children who have endured similar hardships. Tyler is currently a senior in high school with a very bright future. We have been blessed to be paired with the Millers because they have shown us the true meaning of family and friendship.
Schreyer Student Council was also paired with the Sylves family for THON 2019! Jack is three years old, and he was diagnosed with Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in July. Jack has an older sister named, Marlowe, who is five years old. Jack loves the outdoors, tractors, and leaf blowers, while Marlowe loves art and reading. We are so excited to be part of their THON experience, and we cannot wait to spend more time with them in the future! We had the opportunity to meet the Sylves family at the THON 5K this past October! Jack also spent time with the Nittany lion at the 100 Days Til' THON celebration at Penn State Children's Hospital. We are honored to be paired with the Sylves family, and we hope that we can spread their optimism and dedication toward raising money and hope for childhood cancer.
Join our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Schreyer Honors College Student Council, 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.
Organizations play a key role in helping THON fulfill its mission of conquering childhood cancer. Throughout the year, Organizations contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students across all campuses by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to Four Diamonds Families. Schreyer Honors College Student Council works alongside these Organizations with the common goal of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.