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Stay Involved

Stay Involved

Your Involvement with THON does not have to end after graduation. Each year, THON's 15,000 student volunteers are supported by a network of passionate, devoted Penn State Alumni from across the country. 

Whether you look to continue your participation in the fight against childhood cancer or would like to get involved for the first time, below are several unique opportunities for the alumni community to support our mission. 

Host an Event

Alumni Groups and individuals across the country are hosting fundraising events on behalf of THON. By becoming an approved event THON is able to provide your group with a unique set of resources to help your event grow and become a success. 

Events are being held all over the United States in support of THON's mission. Visit our events page to see what inspiring events are happening in your area!

Accept the Alumni Challenge

Accept the THON 2016 Alumni Challenge today! Donate and share why you support THON - on social media using the hashtag #AlumniFTK or sending us your stories on - to inspire your fellow graduates to make a difference in the life of a child. Join us to see which decade will raise the most For The Kids!

Join the Penn State Alumni Association

Penn Staters stay connected among over 600,000 living alumni through the Penn State Alumni Association. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit the Alumni Association’s Benefits page.

Join the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group

DMAIG, the Penn State Alumni Association's largest Interest Group, is designed to bring THON alumni together and keep them connected to one of Penn State's most beloved traditions. Through DMAIG, THON alumni can continue to support the world's largest student-run philanthropy by running The Hope Express, supporting the Rick Funk Scholarship, Dancing as an alum, attending THON weekend alumni activities and staying connected with friends. 

For more information, please visit Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group’s website.

Workplace Involvement & Company Sponsorship

As THON volunteers graduate and join the workforce, many choose to give back to THON by telling their employers about company sponsorship opportunities. By joining the thousands of others that have partnered with THON, your company can make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. 

To learn more about corporate sponsorship benefits please visit our Workplace Involvment Page

Reconnect with your organization

Reconnect with your organization by visiting their individualized donation page. Each page is cutomized to directly credit your donation to the selected organization! You can find a list of organizations here

You can also send THONline emails to support your organization's fundraising efforts and tell your friends and family about THON!

Come to one of our yearly events & THON Weekend

THON volunteers work year-round to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. The spirit of THON extends beyond 46 hours because of our dedicated supporters. 

THON Weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 19 and continues until 4 p.m. Sunday February 21. Throughout the weekend, events such as Pep Rally featuring Penn State athletes and Fashion Shows featuring Four Diamonds children keep the dancers busy and enthusiastic. One of the most anticipated parts of the weekend, the final fours hours, includes family speeches, a recognition of all families battleing childhood cancer, and the fundraising total reveal for the THON year. 

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