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

Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON. This year, I am 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.

Throughout the year, I will be fundraising to benefit THON in an effort to provide outstanding financial and emotional support and spread THON’s mission world-wide. It is my hope that one day, every child will have the opportunity to live out their dreams. 

Caroline and I met in Altoona when we were both Altoona Benefiting THON captains, from there our friendship grew. We were fortunate to be on the same THON Rules & Regulations committee for our Junior year and now could not imagine spending out Senior year THON experience without each other. Together we are trying to become an Independent Dancer Couple for THON 2019. In order to do this, we need to be entered into the THON lottery system by raising $2,800. After that initial amount, every $700 gets us another ticket and a better chance at being chosen. 

Since 1977, https://thon.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=1351 has raised over $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and fund critical research to take our 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. 

Recently, my Aunt Nancy has been diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer and until this happened, I never truly realized how much a family can be affected by this deadly disease. It is awful that it took someone so close to me to put it into perspective of how much these families struggle with this. Now all I want to do is be able to help THON kids and families as much as possible. Over the years, THON has done so much not only to financially support these families, but also emotionally support them. The opportunity for Penn State Students to connect with these families is amazing and really helps to show how much everyone involved in THON truly makes a difference in these lives.

This year, I THON for my Aunt Nancy, my Uncle John and for every person fighting their battle against cancer. 

"One Day we will Dance in Celebration, until then we will Dance for a Cure!" 

I truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media to spread THON’s mission.


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