2019 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon Support

 Jordan Reed - 2018 THON

Dear Brothers,

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 

Omega Initiates Six New Brothers - Fall 2018

We are proud to announce six new members have been initiated into the brotherhood of Theta Chi. Congratulations to Nick, Jeremy, Trey, John, Jake, and Rob.

Welcome to our the newly initiated brothers!

Fall 2018 Photos

The Fall semester is in full swing!

One Day We Will Dance in Celebration


In just one week, we will celebrate 100 Days ‘Til THON. From February 15-17, 708 dancers will stand together as they begin their 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping journey in the fight against childhood cancer. Last year, THON raised $10,151,663.93 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, bringing THON’s total contribution to Four Diamonds to over $157 million since 1977. However, there is still work to be done.

To celebrate the countdown to 100 days ‘Til THON, THON is launching the second annual One Day We Will Dance In Celebration campaign. This campaign encompasses THON’s hope to one day dance in celebration of a cure for childhood cancer and our commitment to continue dancing until that day. We have set a fundraising goal of $300,000 over the week of October 31 to November 7, 2018 in an effort to raise awareness of THON’s mission and to ensure funding for innovative family care and critical research at Penn State Children’s Hospital. I’m asking you to consider supporting this movement by making a gift of $100 to celebrate the 100 days remaining until THON 2019. 

A gift of $100 will provide four hours of music therapy for a family impacted by childhood cancer so that they can communicate and heal in their own way. As a community, we remain dedicated to the deeper meaning behind the monetary amount that we raise in hopes that kids are able to create positive memories despite this disease.

Join us in the fight against childhood cancer by making a gift today. Together with the continued help of our generous supporters, we will one day dance in celebration of a cure.

For The Kids™, 

Kelly McCready
THON 2019 Executive Director

2019 THON Alumni Challenge

Each year, Penn State Alumni unite to demonstrate their continued passion in the fight against childhood cancer.  The Alumni Challenge is a geographically based campaign that challenges our Penn State Alumni Community to see which state can raise the most money in support of THON. Gather with your friends, co-workers, local alumni chapter, etc. to organize an event and spread THON’s mission nationwide by bringing THON to your area.  Put your community on the map for THON 2019 by participating in the Alumni Challenge. #AlumniFTK

Click here to join the fight today. 

Help Give Smiles, Give Love, Give Dreams, Give Life.

Fall Semester Chapter Update

The Chapter recently spent the weekend with our THON Family The Bobby’s. The weekend was a major success in getting to spend time with our THON family, and from a fundraising perspective where we raised over $1,000

The chapter GPA is around 3.0 (we swear). This week is the week where THON committee applications are reviewed and interviews happen, and next week we hope to have good news about brothers being part of different committees.

Finally, rush week just ended last week, and we have promising group of pledges we are looking forward to bringing apart of Theta Chi. 

#RunWithUsFTK in the THON 2019 5K


This year, the 18th Annual THON 5K will be held on October 21st at Penn State. Join us in the 18th year of the THON 5K by supporting THON from any place, at any pace.  Can’t make it to University Park?  You don’t have to be on campus to #RunWithUsFTK – Join fellow alumni across the country who are supporting the THON Virtual 5K!


Form a team in your community to run the race on the weekend of October 21st, all while raising funds and awareness For The Kids! Your efforts will  support over 4,000 families impacted by childhood cancer by providing access to comprehensive care and emotional support, while also funding critical research to impact cancer treatment on a global scale.

With the support of our Penn State alumni and friends, we can spread hope around the world. Click here  to create or join a team of fellow THON supporters! To learn more information about the THON 5K, click here.

For The Kids,

Kelly McCready
THON 2019
Executive Director

2018 GI Theta Chi - Benefiting the USO

Hello Brothers,

We hope you are all doing well the summer. We are still dedicated to our flagship philanthropy G.I. Theta Chi.

The Omega Chapter of Theta Chi at Penn State is working to raise funds for the United Service Organizations. Every year we host a fundraising event to raise money for the USO with the hopes of helping out the millions of veterans and their families as they transition back into their communities.


Your support is greatly appreciated.