Night for the Cure

night-for-the-cure-logAbout Night for the Cure

As our efforts to raise funds and awareness for Penn State’s THON have rapidly grown in the last several years, we are excited to unveil a new name and new look for our annual benefit coming February 2018!  Our new name, Night for the Cure, and our new logo, represent the best of Chicagoland alumni as we join forces to end pediatric cancer.

THON Mission

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $147 million benefiting Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Four Diamonds picks up where insurance leaves off, enabling families to solely focus on care for their child. Assistance from Four Diamonds ensures counselors, social workers, music therapists and other specialists are available to provide comprehensive care in a family-focused atmosphere. Thanks to THON, Four Diamonds and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center recruits world-class talent to continue innovative research benefiting children worldwide.


If you would like to support our event in the form of an in-kind donation to our silent auction, as a financial sponsor or as a committee volunteer, please reach out to Matt Scorzafave.

2017 Recap

We are proud to announce that we hosted our most successful THON fundraiser to date on February 11th!  With an outpouring of support from Chicagoland alumni like you, as well as several hundred generous donors, we were able to donate $13,200 to THON 2017: Igniting Hope Within!

At this year’s event, guests enjoyed a new and gorgeous venue – River Roast in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.  Attendees had access to sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and enjoyed premium cocktails and delicious food. Please be sure to check out all of the amazing pictures provided by Inspired Eye Photography (no password required) and be sure to post them using #ChicagoFTK! 

We would love for you and your friends to help spread awareness of our event. We cannot thank everyone enough for your overwhelming support in helping pediatric cancer patients and their families at Four Diamonds and Penn State Children's Hospital. If you want to get a head start on next year’s effort and donate to our 2018 event, please do so at this link!  WE ARE!