Michelle Dacal and Rachel Roberts

Join us on February 15, 2019


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

Hi! My name is Michelle! Ever since I walked into THON freshman year, I have always imagined getting the chance to dance. Every year I worked with my sorority to raise money for THON by canning, sending THONvelopes, and getting involved with alternative fundraisers. Sophomore year I was able to stay for almost 40 out of the 46 hours. I have never experienced anything like it before and did not want to miss a moment! I want to dance in THON 2019 so I can help make a difference in these kids lives. I THON for more tomorrows, for the fight, and for the kids!!


Hi! My name is Rachel! It has been a dream of mine to dance at THON ever since I stepped into the BJC my first THON freshman year! That year, I raised money with my org, ATLAS. After experiencing what THON was all about I knew I wanted to get more involved. Sophomore year I was on an R&R committee, (rules and regulations), and I loved it! I was able to be at THON for about 38 of the 46 hours. Junior year I fundraised with my sorority by sending THONvelopes, canning, and other fundraising events. I want to dance in THON 2019 so no parent ever has to hear, “Your child has cancer.” I THON for more birthdays, for the cure, and most importantly for the kids!!



Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Together, Michelle Dacal and Rachel Roberts, are 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.


Michelle Dacal and Rachel Roberts have been working tirelessly all year with the hopes of being selected to dance in THON 2019. Independent Dancer Couples are dedicated individuals who set up their own fundraisers throughout the year, and with the support of friends and family, will obtain tickets in a lottery system in the hopes of earning a spot as dancers in the Penn State Dance Marathon. With your contribution, you will bring Michelle Dacal and Rachel Roberts one step closer to being able to take a stand against childhood cancer during THON Weekend 2019.


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