Hope from Coast 2 Coast

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Hope from Coast 2 Coast

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Connect to thonā„¢ and your fellow alumni to bring hope from coast 2 coast!

Join alumni from around the world and participate in the third annual Hope from Coast 2 Coast (HFC2C) virtual run! The event takes place the week leading up to THON (February 10-17, 2019). Our mission is to bridge the gap between THON Weekend and alumni around the world to raise awareness and funds supporting THON in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. 

This year, you can choose to participate in one of TWO ways: 

*** These distances can be completed individually or as a team among friends, family, or fellow Penn State alumni from around the country.

Yes, the event is virtual, but the connection and community are real. Once you select a team, you will receive a detailed email with the miles tracking app, fundraising information, and an invitation to the HFC2C participant Facebook page. There you'll find fundraising ideas, training tips, and inspirational stories.

To build community in alumni hotspots, HFC2C is launching, the City Rep pilot program. We currently have City Reps in New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh so if you are interested in learning more, connecting with a City Rep in your area, or joining the City Rep team, please reach out to the HFC2C Director at hope@dmaig.org.

For those unfamiliar with a virtual run:

A virtual run is a walk/run/race that can be completed on your own terms. You choose the location and the time. You can run alone or with a group. You can track your miles with a mobile device or enter them manually to the event application on your mobile device or computer browser. 

Fundraising FTK®! 

At this time, there is no required fundraising minimum; however, we encourage each participant to reach $200. The participant Facebook group (provided once you've completed all registration) has great tips and tricks to help accomplish this goal. Each participant hitting the $200 goal will receive a HFC2C medal!

The funds we raise help support thon, the kids, and their families during their battle, while bringing us closer to our ultimate goal -- finding a cure for all childhood cancers.



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