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. 

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 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. 

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.

Sam & Molly are trying to dance in THON 2019!!!!!

Molly and Sam met through their THON 2018 Rules & Regulations committee. If you were to find them together during last THON weekend, they for sure would have been making themselves laugh about something or dancing around to keep entertained. If you run into them at THON 2019, it’s safe to say you’ll see them doing the same things. They cannot wait to bring their energy to THON this year and can’t do this without your help. Please consider donating or sharing our page to help aid us in the fight against childhood cancer. FTK, always!

My Story

I have had the pleasure of being involved in THON for both of my years here at Penn State. The Rules & Regulations Committee became my home for two years, and I loved every minute of it. My freshman year, I remember walking into my first committee meeting and not knowing what to expect. Little did I know, those 37 strangers sitting around me would become my family. My first year on a committee was one I'm so thankful for, and so grateful to have experienced alongside such amazing people. Getting to dance around like an idiot at my first THON and see all of the happiness unfolding around me was a feeling I'll never forget. Thousands of people gathered together, all to support one amazing cause. During the final hours of THON, I stood and watched the Celebration of Life video play. All of the time and dedication suddenly made all too much sense when a familiar face appeared on the big screen of the BJC.

My sophomore year, I was a member of a Rules & Regulations committee for the second time. I was chosen to serve as my committee's Education Liaison, which allowed me to educate my fellow committee members on important THON-related information each week. I loved being involved in THON again, and even more, I loved getting to teach my fellow volunteers about something I care about so dearly. My second THON was just as magical as the first, and it made me realize that I truly wanted to make a bigger impact. I remember swaying along with my committee members during the Final Four, looking up at the big screen, and thinking to myself that I was capable of doing more for those families. And this year, that is what I aim to do.



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