A-7 | Abington | Acacia | Accounting Society | Actuarial Science Club | Adams County Alumni Chapter | Adopt-a-School | Aevidum | African Student Association | After Hours | Air Force Silver Wings | Akron-Canton Alumni Chapter | Alacrity | Alliance Christian Fellowship | Alpha Chi Omega | Alpha Chi Rho | Alpha Delta Phi | Alpha Delta Pi | Alpha Epsilon Delta | Alpha Epsilon Pi | Alpha Gamma Rho | Alpha Kappa Alpha | Alpha Kappa Delta Phi | Alpha Kappa Lambda | Alpha Kappa Psi | Alpha Omicron Pi | Alpha Phi | Alpha Phi Delta | Alpha Phi Omega | Alpha Rho Chi | Alpha Sigma Alpha | Alpha Sigma Phi | Alpha Tau Omega | Alpha Xi Delta | Alpha Zeta | Altoona | Alumni Society of PSU Worthington Scranton Campus | American Institute of Architecture Students | American Institute of Chemical Engineers | American Nuclear Society | American Society of Civil Engineers | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Apollo | Archery | Arnold Air Society | Ascend | Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS) | Association of Women in Computing | Association of Women in Science (AWIS) | Athletic Training Club | Atlanta Alumni Chapter | Atlas | Axis | Ayuda | Beaver | Bee House | Behrend | Belly Dance Club | Berks | Best Buddies | Beta Alpha Psi | Beta Sigma Beta | Beta Theta Pi | Big Brothers Big Sisters | Biobehavioral Health Society (BBH) | Biochemistry Society | Biology Club | Black Caucus | Black Student Union | Blue & White Society | Blue in the FACE | Boston Alumni Chapter | Boulevard | Brandywine | Business and Society House | Business Student Council | Caribbean Student Association | Center County Alumni Chapter | Central New Jersey Alumni Chapter | Charlotte Alumni Chapter | CHAPS | Chi Omega | Chi Phi | Chinese Students Scholars Association | Christian Student Fellowship | Circle K | Cleveland Alumni Chapter | Clown Nose Club | Club Baseball | Club Cheerleading | Club Croquet | Club Kreyol | Club Quidditch | Club Softball | Club Swim | Club Tae Kwondo | Club Tennis | Club Volleyball | Club Water Polo | Club Wrestling | College Democrats | College of Communications Student Council | College of Earth and Mineral Sciences | College Republicans | ComRadio | Connecticut Valley Alumni Chapter | Council for Exceptional Children | Council of Commonwealth Student Governments | Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals | Critique | Cross Country Club (XC) | Dance to Fight Cancer | Delta Chi | Delta Gamma | Delta Kappa Epsilon | Delta Lambda Phi | Delta Sigma Iota | Delta Sigma Phi | Delta Sigma Pi | Delta Tau Delta | Delta Theta Sigma | Delta Upsilon | Delta Zeta | Dickinson | DITTO | Domani | Dominican Student Association | Dressage Team | Dubois | EARTH House | EASI House | East Halls Residence Association | Eberly College of Science Student Council | Eclipse Winter Guard | Eco-Extension | Economics Association | Education Student Council | Egyptian Students Association | Electronic Dance Music Club | Emergency Medical Services Association | Engineering House | Engineering Undergraduate Council | Essence of Joy | Eta Kappa Nu | Everyday | Executive Committee | Fair Trade Penn State | Fayette | FectaFectaFecta | Field Hockey Club | Forensic Science Club | FOTO | Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children | Four Diamonds Advisory Board | Friends with Diabetes | Fusion Association | Futures | Gamma Phi Beta | Gamma Sigma Sigma | Ghaam Nation | Global Brigades Campus Council | Golden Key | Graduate Student Association | Greater Allegheny | Greater Chicago Alumni Chapter | H.E.A.L (Help Every Angel Live) | Harrisburg | Hazleton | Health and Human Development Student Council | Helping Across the Community | Hershey Kisses For The Kids | Hershey Medical Center | Hillel | Hope Express | HPA Club | IIE | Impact | INFINITY | Iota Nu Delta | Iota Phi Theta | IST | Italian Student Society | Justice Association | Kaizen | Kappa Alpha Psi | Kappa Alpha Theta | Kappa Delta | Kappa Delta Rho | Kappa Kappa Gamma | Kappa Omicron Nu | Kappa Phi | Kappa Sigma | Kazakhstani Student Association | Kinesiology Club | Korean Student Association | La Vie | Lake Erie Alumni Chapter | Lambda Chi Alpha | Lambda Phi Epsilon | Lambda Theta Alpha | Landscape Architecture Student Society (LASS) | Latino Caucus | Lehigh Valley | Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council | LIFE House | Lion Ambassadors | Lion’s Paw | LiveFour | Los Angeles Alumni Chapter | M.O.O.D Magazine | Malaysian Students Club | Management Information Systems Association (MISA) | Margaret Halferty & Kyle Schaeffer | Men’s Club Basketball | Men’s Club Lacrosse | Men’s Club Soccer | Men’s Ice Hockey | Metro Washington Alumni Chapter | Mexican American Student Assocation (MASA) | Mont Alto | Multicultural Business Society | Multicultural Greek Council | Multicultural Women’s Forum | NAACP | Naples Alumni Chapter | National Agri-Marketing Association | National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) | National Panhellenic Council | National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) | National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) | National Society of Leadership and Success | National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) | Navigators | New Kensington | Newman Catholic Student Association | Nittany Lion Fund | Nittany Nation | No Refund Theater | North Halls Association of Students | Northern New Jersey Alumni Chapter | Northwest Florida Alumni Chapter | Off Campus Student Union | Ohana | Omani Student Association | Omega Delta Sigma | Omega Phi Alpha | OnPoint Entertainment | Open Music Inspiration Concepts | OPENN State | Operation Blue and Gold | Operation Smile | Orchesis Dance Company | Oriana Singers | Orthodox Christian Fellowship | PAEA | Paintball Team | Panhellenic | Palm Beach County Alumni Chapter | Paranormal Research Society | Parmi Nous | Paws of Friendship | Peace. Love. Lyrical. Dance Company | Penn College of Technology | Penn State Blue Band | Penn State Cheerleading Team | Penn State Club Boxing | Penn State Cooking and Baking Club | Penn State Crew Club | Penn State CRU | Penn State Dance Alliance | Penn State Equestrian Team | Penn State Fencing Club | Penn State Figure Skating Club | Penn State Filipino Association | Penn State Finance Society | Penn State Fireman’s Association | Penn State Fitness Instructors | Penn State Glee Club | Penn State Greater Atlanta Alumni Chapter | Penn State Gymnastics Club | Penn State Hockey | Penn State Irish Society | Penn State Lion Scouts | Penn State Lionettes Dance Team | Penn State Long Island Alumni Chapter | Penn State Marketing Association | Penn State Network Television | Penn State Outing Club | Penn State Powerlifting Club | Penn State Rotaract Club | Penn State Sailing Club | Penn State Singing Lions | Penn State Ski Team | Penn State Synchronized Swimming Team | Penn State Thespians | PHETE Club - Physical and Health Eduaction | Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fraternity | Phi Beta Lambda | Phi Chi Theta | Phi Eta Sigma | Phi Gamma Delta | Phi Gamma Nu | Phi Kappa Psi | Phi Kappa Sigma | Phi Kappa Tau | Phi Kappa Theta | Phi Mu | Phi Mu Alpha | Phi Mu Delta | Phi Sigma Kappa | Phi Sigma Pi | Phi Sigma Rho | Phroth | Pi Beta Phi | Pi Delta Psi | Pi Kappa Alpha | Pi Kappa Phi | Pi Lambda Phi | Pi Mu Mu | Piedmont Triad Alumni Chapter | Pillar | Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter | Pollock Halls Residence Association | Pre-Dental Society | Pre-Medical Society | Pre-Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Club | Pre-Physician Assistant Club | Pre-Vet Club | Presidential Leadership Academy | Professional Chemistry Society | Professional Golf Management Student Society (PGMSS) | Professional Management Association | Psi Chi | PSIDE | PSU Golf Club | PSU Vid | Public Relations Student Society of America | Puerto Rican Student Association | Pyramid | Racquetball Team | Rainbow Roundtable | Raw Aesthetics Movements (RAM) | RPTM Club | RPTM Student Society | RTNDA | RUF | Sample Organization | Sapphire Leadership Program | Saudi Arabian Student Association | School of Hospitality Management | Schreyer Honors College Student Council | Schuylkill | Science LionPride | SCNO | Shenango | Sigma Alpha | Sigma Alpha Epsilon | Sigma Alpha Iota | Sigma Alpha Mu | Sigma Chi | Sigma Delta Tau | Sigma Kappa | Sigma Lambda Beta | Sigma Lambda Gamma | Sigma Nu | Sigma Omicron Pi | Sigma Phi Epsilon | Sigma Pi | Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. | Sigma Sigma Sigma | Sigma Tau Gamma | Sign Language Organization | Sikh Student Association | Ski Club | Skull and Bones | Small and Exotic Animal Club | Smeal MBA Program | Smeal Student Mentors | Snowboard Club | Society for Human Resource Management | Society of Engineering Science | Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers | Society of Labor and Industrial Relations | Society of Women Engineers | Songwriter’s Club | Sophia Perri & Jordan Jupena | South Asian Student Association | South Halls Residence Association (SHRA) | Southern New Jersey Alumni Chapter | Spanish Club | Spisis | Sports Business Club | Springfield | Squash Club | Star Wars Club | Steven Marsh & Courtney Moskios | Student Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) | Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART) | Student National Medical Association | Student Nursing Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) | Student Nutrition Association | Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) | Student Red Cross Club | Student Society of Architectural Engineers | Student United Way | Students Engaging Students | Students In Free Enterprise | Super Nova | Tapestry | Tau Beta Pi | Tau Kappa Epsilon | Tau Phi Delta | Team Beans | TEST | Test Org | Tetra | The Biomedical Engineering Society | The Bridge Initiative | The Four Diamonds Fund Organization | The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | The School of Theatre | Theme Park Engineering Group | Theta Chi | Theta Delta Chi | Three Broomsticks | Treasure Valley Alumni Chapter | Tri-STATE | Triangle | Triangle Palm Tree | Triathlon Club | Trilogy | Turf Club | Undergraduate Art History Association | Undergraduate Law Society | University Choir | University Park Undergraduate Association | Urban Gaming Club | Valley Magazine | Vermont Alumni Chapter | Victory Christian Fellowship | Video Game Club | Vole | Washington-Greene Counties Alumni Chapter | We Are Campaign | West Halls Residence Association | Whiplash | Wilkes-Barre | Women in Business | Womens Chorale | Womens Club Basketball | Womens Club Lacrosse | Womens Club Soccer | Womens Ice Hockey | World Campus | Worthington-Scranton | YMCA at Penn State | York | Zeta Beta Tau | Zeta Psi | Zeta Tau Alpha
GO STATE, BEAT CANCER! Alumni Packet 2014
thon through the years 1973
the very first THON is held in the HUB Ballroom and raises $2,000
THON is no longer a competition in which dancers are eliminated throughout the marathon
THON is named the largest student-run philanthropy
volunteers expand canister solicitation into cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington, DC
THON makes a $10 million pledge over 6 years to build the Pediatric Cancer Pavilion at the Penn State Hershey Childrenâ€™s Hospital
THON raises a record-breaking $12,374,034.46
alumNi CHapTer Sp TligHT
This 45-member alumni association chapter in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, led by Wendy Edgar, is making a big impact on the fight against pediatric cancer. The Washington-Green Chapter’s trademark THON fundraiser, We, Too, Can Dance Charity Social Benefitting THON, raised over $3,000 for THON 2013. We, Too, Can Dance is a ticketed, beginner-friendly dance class and social event where participants get to learn a wide array of ballroom dances. A silent auction, raffle and homemade desserts also help raise funds. Following the 3rd annual event, Edgar is proud of what the event has become. “Initially, because our chapter is so small,” said Edgar, “we did not think that we could put together a successful THON fundraiser.” But, thanks to the dedication of several members, the generosity of local businesses, and promotional assistance from surrounding chapters, “it was not as labor intensive as we thought!” According to Edgar, We, Too, Can Dance has been a wonderful experience for her chapter. In addition to raising funds for a great cause, the event also brought members closer together. “THON is such a big part of Penn State. It is such a great thing.” As we try to move on from a difficult time in Penn State’s history, Edgar said, “THON is something all Penn Staters can identify with and be proud of.” Thanks to the Washington-Green Chapter for all your hard work in continuing the fight against pediatric cancer as alumni! Together, as one Penn State community, we will make a difference in the life of a child.
Penn State HerSHey CHildrenâ€™S HoSPital & tHe Four diamondS Fund:
Conquering PediaTriC CanCer
THONâ€™s sole beneficiary, the Four Diamonds Fund, not only provides outstanding care and comprehensive support to children undergoing treatment, but also enables funded scientists to conduct innovative cancer research. Penn State Hershey Childrenâ€™s Hospital continues to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation for pediatric cancer care and research. Today, with the support of THON, Four Diamonds research team is working to improve the survival rates of some of the most aggressive forms of pediatric cancer. One program focuses on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a pediatric brain tumor that manifests in the brainstem, an area difficult to treat with traditional care. The new molecular-based
treatment in this clinical trial would result in more targeted strategies for this delicate area of the brain. Four Diamonds support allows Penn State Hershey Childrenâ€™s Hospital to be a member of both the Childrenâ€™s Oncology Group (COG) and Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC). Membership in these elite research programs allows cutting-edge clinical trial phases to be offered as treatment options for patients whose diseases are not responding to conventional therapies. Four Diamonds continues to redefine boundaries and impact cancer research on a national scale. While Penn State Hershey Childrenâ€™s Hospital is located in Pennsylvania, the work of THON and Four Diamonds provides hope that any child, anywhere will be able to overcome pediatric cancer. This year, with your support, we can make even greater strides toward creating a better tomorrow For The Kids.
Haven’t hosted a THON fundraiser before? Not sure where to start?
There are many ways that you can suppor t THON and Penn State students through your chapter. Get involved and bring your chapter closer together while joining the fight against pediatric cancer!
C ANNER SUPPORT Help us spread the word about canners in your area. The official canning weekends for THON 2014 are: September 27, October 18, and November 8. Ever y donation counts!
FOOTBALL WATCHING PARTIES Make a Penn State Football Game Day even more special by turning it into a fundraiser for THON. Also, be sure to look out for the football game featuring THON on November 2, 2013!
RESTAURANT BENEFIT NIGHTS Talk to a local restaurant about hosting a benefit night for THON. Many will donate a por tion of the night’s proceeds to a wor thy cause. Contact a restaurant manager to begin a par tnership today.
EXPERT LESSONS Have a local exper t in your chapter? Offer lessons to the community or other members with the proceeds going to THON.
DANCING EVENTS Not only students dance For The Kids! Show us your moves at a dancing event/dance lessons night.
DANCER MAIL/KIDS MAIL DRIVE Want to get your members involved and excited as THON Weekend approaches? Gather your chapter to assemble care packages and/or mail for the dancers and THON families.
COMPANY INVOLVEMENT Encourage your members to get their employers involved in the fight. Explore matching donations, company sponsorship, and beneficiar y events like a dress-down-day FTK!
BENEFIT CONCERTS Showcase the talents of your members or performers in your community in a benefit concer t FTK!
GOLF OUTINGS Hit the links for THON by organizing a day where suppor ters can work on their swing, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors while donating to help the fight against pediatric cancer.
RUNNING EVENTS From 5Ks to Treadmill Marathons, there are lots of ways to get your community up on their feet and running For The Kids.
THE WORLD NEEDS
AND THE WORLD NEEDS
dreamers dreamers who who dodo” BUT ABOVE ALL , THE WORLD NEEDS
-Sarah Ban Breathnach
JOIN DANCE MARATHON AIG Join 10,000+ alumni and stay up-to-date on all things THON. Membership benefits include promotional discounts, exclusive THON interactions, and even the oppor tunity to dance THON Weekend! WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DMAIG? WEB: www.dmaig.org/regionalevents EMAIL: email@example.com WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THON? WEB: www.THON.org EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
dance marathon alumni interest group
Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group is a University sponsored Alumni Interest Group designed to bring THON alumni together and keep them connected to one of Penn Stateâ€™s most beloved traditions. Through Dance Marathon AIG, THON alumni can continue to support the worldâ€™s largest student-run philanthropy through regional fundraising events, alumni activities during THON Weekend, dance as an alumnus, all while keeping in touch with old friends. Joining is simple and free! Simply visit dmaig.org. Thank you for your interest in joining Dance Marathon AIG and for helping to conquer childhood cancer!
b e c o m i n g a m e m b e r i s f r e e a n d e a s y at d m a i g . o r g Members receive many benefits and opportunities, including:
Registered regional events receive support and outreach, including:
- THON weekend hotel discounts - Run in hope express - Dance as an alumnus - Volunteer at a mini-THON - Support the Rick Funk Scholarship - THON weekend alumni activities and more!
- E-newsletter promotion to 10,000+ - Social media outreach - Alumni chapter networking & support - Event planning experience & guidance - Post-event recognition & exposure - Chapter of distinction criteria completion and more!
Contact email@example.com for more information on membership today!
a lway s f o r t h e k i d s
Dance Marathon AIG promises to promote a continuing relationship between students and alumni who care about THON by providing opportunities for alumni to give time, money and resources to aid the Four Diamonds Fund in the conquering of childhood cancer.
“In this little game we’re playing, we’re gonna win. Together, we’re one big team, one big family... Together, we are Penn State.” -- Nick Pantalone
Together, we will make a difference in the life of a child.
PENN STATE IFC/PANHELLENIC DANCE MARATHON 210 Hetzel UNioN BUildiNg, UNiversity Park, Pa 16802 website: www.thon.or g e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org g telephone: (local) 814.865.0510 (outside Pa) 1.8 00. 392. t Ho N