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1K For 10K: Running For The Kids To Find A Cure

$1,630 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 2 months
The moment I walked into THON for the first time as a freshman, I knew that it was something that I wanted to be a part of in whatever capacity possible. THON is an experience that can’t be described—it has to be witness in person. It is unreal and unimaginable the energy and impact it has on not only the people that attend, but those all around the world. During my remaining three years at University Park, I involved myself with THON in capcaties that included the Public Relations Street Team, a Merchandise Captain, and also representing my Singing Lions show choir group as a dancer during my senior year. This cause is something that has stayed with me since graduating in 2010.

In February of both 2015 and 2016, I participated in The Hope Express, which was a relay fashion team of runners who did about 18 miles of running over a 24 hour period from Penn State Hershey Medical to the Bryce Jordan Center during THON weekend. I had many supporters throughout these two experiences and together, we were able to raise over 10,000 for pediatric cancer research: 4839.50 in 2016 and 5257.75 in 2015.

During the summer of 2016, we learned that The Hope Express would not be returning in 2017 and I was devastated. I felt the need to do something since the cause has always been so close to my heart. So, I set out in Decmber of 2016 with a campaign to run 500 miles in hopes of raising 3,000 for pediatric cancer research. After three months, when it was all said and done, I had 502 miles under my belt and 4,223 raise for pediatric cancer awareness.

Well, this year I’m at it again with even more energy and drive to find a cure to this terrible disease. Over the course of 2019, I will be working hard to raise awareness and funds to those around me while hopefully getting others to join in the fight of supporting me on my journey all while running a total of 1000 miles or more and raising $10,000!
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Another 564.00 check sent off to the Penn State Dance Marathon today. So grateful.
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First check of donations being written today for 1051 between the only donations and cash donations I’ve received. In addition to check donations I’ve received, a total of 2051 is being sent to Penn State Dance Marathon and The Four Diamonds Fund. How incredibly blessed and grateful I am for all the support and love.
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$1,630 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 2 months
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AV
$100
Angela Vertucci
2 days ago
AP
$50
Amanda Polyak
9 days ago
$25
Anonymous
12 days ago
MP
$25
Melanie Pilsner
12 days ago
SH
$50
Sara & Alex Holler
12 days ago
LB
$50
Lori & Tom Becker
12 days ago
LW
$10
Liesl Wolf
12 days ago
CW
$45
Christian Wolf
12 days ago
BM
$100
Becky Murphy
12 days ago
JR
$50
Jody Ritrievi
12 days ago
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