ONE DAY WE WILL
DANCE IN celebration

UNTIL THEN, WE WILL
DANCE FOR A cure
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD TODAY →

OUR PURPOSE - FOR THE KIDS

THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research - all in pursuit of a cure.

Our year-long efforts culminate in a 46-hour dance marathon.

The largest student-run philanthropy in the world

4,000

157,000,000

16,500

FAMILIES HELPED

DOLLARS RAISED

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

Meet Our Families

The Eslinger Family

“We could not imagine this journey without the support of our families, friends, THON and the Four Diamonds Fund. It helps to know that so many people care.”

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The Graybill Family

“No parent wants to hear the words, ‘your child has cancer,’ but for those that this becomes a reality, the support through the Four Diamonds Fund and the Penn State students is a lifeline amidst the storm.”

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The Keenan Family

“Every day, Savannah’s family is inspired by the thousands of supporters who are working to conquer childhood cancer.”

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: The Diamond of Strength

Throughout the month of September, THON will be sharing the stories of families who inspire us with their wisdom, strength, honesty, and courage. The McKenna Voss Family represents the Diamond of Strength and what it means to overcome adversity. Her perseverance has served as a light of hope for the THON community.

Click here to read their story!

Events

THON 5K

Bryce Jordan Center
October 21, 2018

100 Days 'Til THON

HUB
November 7, 2018

Family Carnival

IM Building
December 2, 2018

THON 2019

Bryce Jordan Center
February 15-17, 2019

Our Proud Corporate Partners