Futures

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


Futures FTK is a THON Special Interest Organization dedicated to supporting the Penn State Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON. Throughout the year, we hold fundraisers, such as Canvassing Weekends and restaurant promotions, to help provide emotional and financial support to Four Diamonds families. These fundraising efforts culminate in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon every February. We also visit and hang out with our THON child, Wes Bonner, and his family. Wes is in the 9th grade and enjoys karate and having water gun fights with us during THON weekend. The Bonners have been our THON family since 2009 and we are blessed to be able to visit and have a strong relationship with them.

Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, Futures, 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.

 


Special Interest Organizations play a key role in helping THON fulfill its mission of conquering childhood cancer. Futures is a Special Interest Organization at Penn State whose sole purpose is to support THON and our Four Diamonds Families. Throughout the year, Special Intereset Organizations contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students by facilitating fundraisers and providing emotional support to our families.
 

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