Chelsey Bunner, a Penn State 2021 graduate, helps spread THON’s mission across the world from Bordeaux, France. Since both of her parents went to Penn State and were involved in THON, she knew before even getting to college that she wanted to be involved in THON. During her time at Penn State, Chelsey was on a Special Events committee her first year, was an Alumni Engagement Captain her second year, and was an Alumni Engagement captain again in her fourth year. She also danced in THON 2019 with a friend as an Independent Dancer Couple. She loved her experience with THON so much that she wanted to be involved after graduating, no matter how far away she is.
Chelsey felt especially connected to THON’s mission because she grew up in central Pennsylvania, very close to the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. She still feels connected to THON because of all the friendships that she made through it, who she believes will be her friends for the rest of her life. She tries to stay involved by donating to anyone that she knows who is trying to dance as an Independent Dancer Couple and keeping up with THON through social media. She also tries to stay involved through her family who is still very involved in the THON community. Chelsey’s persistence with THON’s mission remains, even with being physically far away from State College, showing just how great THON’s impact and reach is.