THON in the Second City

thon-logoTHON Mission

The mission of THON is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $137 million for the Four Diamonds, which picks up where insurance leaves off, enabling families to solely focus on care for their child.

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Contact Matt Scorzafave at if you are interested in joining the event committee. 

2017 Recap

We are proud to announce that we hosted our most successful THON in the Second City 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!