Every school day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer... But 16,500 student volunteers are working to change that.

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, both in revenue and volunteer participation.

$136+ million raised

16,500+ student volunteers

We are working so that no family has to see this bill:


The average cost of cancer treatment for one child.


Cost of newly approved cancer drugs for one month.


The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a child with cancer per day. Nearly five times the cost of any other pediatric condition.

Every school day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer

Cancer kills more children in the U.S. than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDs combined

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One hour of Child Life Coverage

One day of outpatient treatment for Leukemia

One experiment at Penn State Children’s Hospital in search of a cure