Life is made up of millions of little moments. Moments that make us laugh, cry, feel deeply, and connect with others. It is through these experiences that we create the memories that will stay with us forever. For many children, their lives are changed forever by the diagnosis of childhood cancer. Yet, as a community we have the ability to shape their experience so that no family has to go through this process alone. We have the opportunity to shape dark moments into our motivation, and light moments into our inspiration. For over 40 years, incredible supporters like you have impacted THON in the most positive light, so that our THON families' lives can be filled with laughter, smiles, and happiness. How will you help shape the moment?
Thanks to the support from individuals like yourself, THON has continued to grow as a yearlong fundraising and awareness campaign committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Since 1977, student volunteers, alumni, and supporters have worked tirelessly so that one day we will dance in celebration of a cure. This year is no different, as Theta Chi supports THON by fundraising so that no family sees a bill and can focus on being by their child's side.
To date, THON has raised more than $157 million for our sole beneficiary, Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. Last year alone, THON raised more than $10 million For The Kids. We are proud of the fact that over 95 cents of every $1 contributed will directly provide emotional and financial support to more than 4,000 Four Diamonds children and families affected by childhood cancer, in addition to funding critical research with a global impact.
Through my involvement with Theta Chi, I am committed to spreading THON's mission even further in 2019. With your continued support, we can help to ensure that all children's lives are shaped by beautiful moments. Please consider joining as in the fight against childhood cancer today by making a gift to THON in the name of Theta Chi. You can donate online at www.THON.org or make a check payable to the "Penn State Dance Marathon."
On behalf of the entire THON community, we thank you for your support of our organization and the fight against childhood cancer. On February 15th, we will take a stance through our 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon to show the world what cancer cannot do.
Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let's fight for it.
For The Kids,
P.S. You may be able to double your impact through the support of your employer. Find out if your company will match your gift at www.matching.psu.edu. 227D Hetzel Union Building, University Park, PA 16802 - 800.392.THON - www.THON.org