by Jordan Corley


The weekend is finally here and THON IS TOMORROW! After preparing all year for the most magical event on campus, it can be overwhelming to realize we will begin our 46-hour dance marathon tomorrow. As we embark on this journey together, Julie and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped in our efforts this THON year.

To all the dancers who will take on all 46-hours without sitting, remember why you decided to dance, who you are fighting for, and the strength you’re imparting on the children and families impacted by childhood cancer. We are so grateful and proud of you for taking on this challenge. 

To all the committee members, whether this is your first THON or last THON, embrace every single moment! It’s easy to get caught up in the little things, overwhelmed by the work and anxious about your shifts. But remember, you have been working so hard this year to create a successful THON and the time has finally come to see where all of your efforts have gone. THON would not be so successful without you and we truly appreciate all of your help.

To everybody who comes to the BJC, whether it’s for one hour or 40 hours, know that the families and dancers truly appreciate the support. The environment in the BJC during THON Weekend is unmatched due to your positive energy as you cheer in the stands. We could not do this every year without you.

For the families who come to the BJC this weekend, know we are so excited to see you, talk to you, share smiles and laughs with you and of course, learn the line dance with you! We are, and will forever be, inspired by the courage of your family and are so honored to spend the weekend with you.

Thank you to everyone who has supported THON this year! We hope to see you at the BJC this weekend!


Jordan and Julie