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. I am thrilled to have the honor of dancing in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon in 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.
Coming from near Hershey, PA, I grew up learning about the impact THON has made to support Four Diamonds families and to fund groundbreaking research. One of the reasons I chose to come to Penn State was to be involved with THON. During my time in college, I have had the opportunity to volunteer on four different committees and be involved with two different organizations. I am currently involved in Cru, a Christian ministry on campus. We are passionate about understanding the love and grace of Jesus Christ and living out our faith every day. I have been further motivated to serve others by the love I have experienced from God.
THON has become an opportunity to connect with people from all across our University and become united by a hope in a future where cancer doesn’t exist. I fundraise for THON in an effort to provide financial, emotional, and spiritual support for children and families impacted by cancer world-wide. 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.
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.