by Ainsley Adams

Uniting the Community in the Spirit of Commemoration

In commemoration of the 50th THON, a project is underway to collect and store tangible THON artifacts in a time capsule to be unveiled during the 100th THON. In an effort to unify our community, and pay homage to our past, we request that alumni consider submitting their artifacts to be included in our time capsule. Any tangible item that can be clearly identified by most members of the THON community can be considered an artifact. Examples include, but are not limited to, apparel and pictures. There is no age requirement for an item to be considered an artifact, but preference will be given to historically significant artifacts that best reflect THON’s journey.

Toy Drive

Spread joy this holiday season with the Hershey Holiday Toy Drive!   We are collecting toys to bring to Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey to brighten their holiday season!  Each toy bought off the registry will end up directly in the hands of a Four Diamond child and their families. Looking to get involved and make the holidays merry and bright? Simply scroll through, select your favorite gift, and have it shipped to the THON Office (227D HUB, University Park, PA 16802) by December 9th. Questions? Contact Emma Jaffe and Sonia Petrucci at 

Kids’ Mail

Kids’ Mail is handmade mail created for the children of the THON Community to open during Kids’ Mail Call THON Weekend event. Kids’ Mail serves as an opportunity for the THON Community to directly express its love and support For The Kids®! Interested in making Kids’ Mail? Please follow the instructions linked HERE. Questions? Email

THON Legacy

Do you have a THON story you want to share? Have any of your family members been involved with THON? We are looking to showcase your stories. Fill out the form below for a chance to be featured on the THON website. 

Supply the Fight

The Supply the Fight initiative is a collection drive for supplies that are crucial to THON’s success but are often hard to obtain. Students, alumni, and the THON community are encouraged to donate items found on the THON 2022 Supply the Fight Amazon registry ( You can purchase directly from the registry or bring the items to the THON Office (227D HUB). Donations are assigned a point value and can be credited to any alumni. For alumni, every 50 points obtained from donations is one drawing into a lottery to win vintage THON merchandise! Your donations help reduce internal costs to ensure that 96 cents of every dollar fundraised directly benefits the families and THON’s mission. For more information contact

THON is Home 

February 18 -20, 2022, THON returns to the Bryce Jordan Center

Stay Connected!

The best way to stay updated with THON throughout the year is by following our social media accounts linked below. 

Join our Penn State Alumni Benefitting THON Facebook Group!

THON’S Mission

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.


If you have any questions about the contents of this newsletter, please contact the Alumni Communications Coordinator, Greg McNicholas, at

Additionally, the THON Alumni Engagement Director, Will Vincent, is available to answer any questions or concerns. He can be reached at