Night for the Cure

night-for-the-cure-logDate: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Night for the Cure is Penn State Chicago’s premier fundraising event for THON! This year, our annual benefit event will be held virtually on Saturday, February 6th. While a new event format, we are excited to offer you various ways in which you can participate alongside other alumni via our various Celebration Packages and silent auction, with all proceeds from the evening benefiting the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and Four Diamonds.

Our efforts to raise funds and awareness for Penn State's THON have rapidly grown in the last several years, and since 2013, Penn State Chicago has helped raise over $97,000 For The Kids! Night for the Cure represents the best of Chicagoland alumni joining forces to end pediatric cancer.

Tickets 

All packages include access to the online silent auction, which opens on February 1st, as well as the unique Zoom event link. The event will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from special guests from Penn State and The Four Diamonds, a band performance, time to interact with your fellow Penn Staters, and more! Read on for specific package details:
 
Ticket Only - No Package: This option provides you access to both the silent auction and unique Zoom event link. In selecting this option, you are not purchasing any celebration packages or their contents.
 
Penn State Pride: Enjoy this Penn State Pride package, filled with an assortment of PSU Alumni Association goodies and event celebration materials, including a PSU Chicago branded item! Available to attendees nationwide.
 
Taco Night FTK: Enjoy this BYO taco kit, sponsored by Barrio and Dine AMC! Your choice of chicken, steak, or mushroom tacos with corn or flour tortillas, perfectly paired with chips, guacamole & salsa, esquites style corn and churro bites. This kit serves two for dinner. Available to Chicago event attendees only, as package requires pickup from the restaurant February 4th through February 6th - 65 W Kenzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Please follow the instructions in the receipt of your purchase on how to specify which items you'd like to have in your kit. *This package does not include any items noted in the Penn State Pride package.
 
Dinner & Drinks: This package includes all the options and items specified in 'Taco Night FTK' plus Barrio's Classic Margarita Kit! The margarita kit also serves two. You must be 21+ to purchase this package, as ID will be required during pickup. This package is available to Chicago event attendees only, as package requires pickup from the restaurant February 4th through February 6th - 65 W Kenzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Please follow the instructions in the receipt of your purchase on how to specify which items you'd like to have in your kit. *This package does not include any items noted in the Penn State Pride package.
 
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 Celebration Package

Price

 Ticket Only - No Package $15

 Penn State Pride - Limited Quantity Available*

$25
 Taco Night FTK $55

 Dinner & Drinks

$90

About THON

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THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Its mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness, and ensure funding for critical research - all in pursuit of a cure. THON's yearlong efforts culminate with a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon known as THON Weekend.

This event is held at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center each year in the month of February. Last year, THON raised more than $11 million and was able to donate about 95% of funds raised directly to Four Diamonds.

Donate today

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $180 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.
 
Donate to THON
 

Event Sponsorship and In-kind Donations

If you would like to support our event in the form of an in-kind donation to our silent auction, or if you are interested in financially sponsoring the event, please reach out to Autumn Paraschos.