Dear THON Supporters,

Throughout my life, I have been reminded of the power of family and community through every victory and obstacle. My family, friends, and mentors have helped shape my path of life, given me the strength to always pursue my dreams, and filled my childhood with endless memories of smiles and laughter. Now, I have the ability to give back to provide every child the opportunity they deserve: to experience those moments that embody the purity of childhood.

My name is Kelly McCready, and I am the Executive Director for THON 2019. Through THON, I have continued to see the impact that a community can have in making a difference. We are inspiring a yearlong movement of students, alumni, partners, and supporters to take action in raising funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. Through your contributions, THON is able to cover the treatment costs for over 4,000 families at Penn State Children’s Hospital and fund innovative research with a global impact, inspiring continued strides toward a cure for all families affected by cancer.

Together, we are growing an organization that has been shaped over the past 46 years, and we will not stop until we are dancing in celebration of a cure. We are unified in providing support to all families affected by childhood cancer in order to turn childhood dreams into reality. Thank you for your continued dedication and support for THON and for our families.

"Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it. "

For The Kids,

Kelly McCready
THON 2019 Executive Director