When you decide to support THON™, you become a partner in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer. Our Alumni Group, the Penn State Alumni Association Central Ohio Chapter, along with 16,500 student volunteers and more than 25,000 alumni, work tirelessly to support more than 3,700 families at Penn State Children’s Hospital. As Penn State alumni, we recognize that the fight against childhood cancer is not limited to student volunteers. We are united with the rest of the THON community in bringing THON to every corner of the globe while raising funds and awareness in pursuit of a cure. Since THON’s beginning in 1973, we have raised over $146 million dollars, For The Kids™! Last year alone, the THON community raised $10,045,478.44, providing Four Diamonds families with:
50,227 hours of nutritional therapy
66,970 days of outpatient therapy
13,394 research experiments
6,697 days to manage all patient needs
13,394 routine maintenance visits for therapy and treatment for a child
THON's hope is for every child to have the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams. Despite advancements in research and treatment, this may not become a reality for some. With your help, we will continue to fight for the day that no parent has to hear the words, “your child has cancer.” It takes each and every student, volunteer, alumni, donor, and supporter to spread awareness of THON’s mission across the country and throughout the world. With your dedication and support of THON, together, we will make a difference in the life of a child. Join us in the fight, For The Kids.
In addition to our Alumni Group's goals, we are committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer by working to facilitate fundraisers and spread THON’s mission nationwide. Throughout the year, the Central Ohio Chapter contributes to the efforts of other THON volunteers and works with the common goal of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.