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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Eclipse, 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, THONTM 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.
Special Interest Organizations play a key role in helping THON fulfill its mission of conquering childhood cancer. Eclipse is a Special Interest Organization at Penn State whose sole purpose is to support THON and our Four Diamonds Families. Throughout the year, we help contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students by facilitating fundraisers and providing support to our families.
Eclipse is a special interest organization whose sole goal is to raise money for THONTM and support all of THONTM’s efforts throughout the entire academic year. Eclipse started from a handful of students in a freshman dorm to hundreds of passionate members today. From the beginning, Eclipse has been always looking for more ways to be involved in the THONTM community and to create an everlasting impact. This is only a small testament to how dedicated every member of Eclipse is to this cause. Our organization was built on forming personal and meaningful relationships with one another that will last far beyond our time here at Penn State. One of our main goals is to create a family environment for all members involved because it makes our members feel like they have a home within this huge campus, and further inspires them to be dedicated to THONTM’s mission. Our members work tirelessly throughout this time to go on canvassing trips, take part in fun alternative fundraisers, participate in all events leading up to THONTM, and encourage friends and family to support our cause.