At this year’s DMAIG THON Weekend Reception, you’ll have another chance to give back to the kids we love. Please help us by bringing a box (or boxes) of decorated bandages for the children at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
The hospital has requested latex-free bandages, but they will accept all donations. Any questions, please email Melissa Hackett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the ten runners who were just announced as the 2015 Hope Express Extreme Team. Together, they will run 140 grueling, hilly miles from Hershey to the BJC. Thank you for your incredible efforts in the conquering childhood cancer.
- Wes Pedersen
- Elizabeth Karat
- Amanda Keightly
- Julie Agee
- Caroline Pember
- Brittany Van Buskirk
- Britnei Godusky
- Janelle Shakely
- Joel Smith
- Kylee Ammerman
Cedar Cliff High School will be hosting its 2nd annual Mini-THON on Saturday, February 14th Through Sunday, February 15th, 2015. The Four-Diamonds Mini-THON mirrors Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON) but on a smaller scale. Cedar Cliff’s Mini-THON will be held at Cedar Cliff High School and will be a 12 hour dance/activity marathon for students. This is their second year participating in this effort and they are anxious to raise as much money as possible for the children at the Medical Center in Hershey. They are hoping to raise over $60,000 this year.
As part of their fundraising effort, the Cedar Cliff Mini-THON has the opportunity to raffle off this beautiful Four Diamonds Pendant made By Munn’s Jewelers in Lemoyne, Pa (http://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1070).
This Pendant features many designs that serve as symbols to the story of the Four Diamonds. The field of blue is represented by the royal blue color that the diamonds are placed in. The four diamonds are invisibly set. The frame symbolizes the hand sign diamond that is held up at Four Diamond events everywhere.
To participate in the raffle, please go to http://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm… Click on “Buy Tickets” to purchase as many tickets as you choose to have a chance to win this unique Four Diamonds Pendant. All of the proceeds will go towards the total of the Cedar Cliff Mini-THON and will ultimately go to the Four Diamonds Fund to help benefit Pediatric Cancer Patients at the Penn State Children’s Hospital. For The Kids!
Each year, Penn Staters come together to help THON raise a record-setting amount of money, and you can be a part of the effort. Join fellow alumni and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association for the 3rd Annual Night Out To Fight Childhood Cancer with all proceeds benefiting THON.
This year’s event will be held on February 7, 2015 from 6:30pm until 9pm at the Winking Lizard in Lakewood. The address is 14018 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44107.
Get your tickets early. They’re $25 in advance. Advance sales end on January 24. $40 at the door. If you don’t want to pay by credit card, contact Kelly Hainer to arrange another form of payment.
Food is included in the price, but it’s a cash bar. You’ll be able to buy 50/50 and raffle tickets for an additional cost.
If you have any questions or want to help with planning, email Kelly Hainer at PSUCleveland+THON@gmail.com.
The Rick Funk Dance Marathon Leadership Award was established in 1996 by Overall Dance Marathon alumni to honor a long-time advisor to Dance Marathon for his ten years of providing leadership, commitment and service to the Dance Marathon. The recipient will be awarded a scholarship at the annual Road to THON Celebration Dinner.
Consideration for this award is given to all full-time undergraduate students of at least 6th semester standing who have participated in any capacity with the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON). The award seeks to recognize a student who has demonstrated commitment, loyalty, leadership and the ability to motivate other students involved in Dance Marathon. Students are encouraged to nominate other deserving students and should e-mail email@example.com for more info. Members of the Executive Committee are not allowed to be nominated or apply.
Download the application at the following link: Rick Funk Application Form 2014
Applications are due by January 2, 2015. Please follow the directions in the application for your submission.
The Alumni Association is sponsoring a THON fundraiser for our Lion Ambassador and Blue & White Society dancers at THON 2015.
Support the Lion Ambassador and Blue & White Society dancers by making a donation to receive a FREE T-shirt with the new “Alumni Love THON” logo design. This year you can receive a short-sleeve T-shirt with a $20 donation and a long-sleeve T-shirt with a $25 donation. See attached forms to submit your order.
All orders AND payment must be received in our office no later than December 5. Checks should be made payable to CCCPSAA. We ask that you mail only one check with the complete total amount due, along with one address of where the complete t-shirt order should be mailed to. Also, when submitting your order simply tell us how many of each size your group needs (we do not need individual orders).
Mail payment and order form to:
Penn State Alumni Association
203 Hintz Alumni Center
University Park, PA 16802
Thank you for your support!
Feeling in the holiday spirit and wanting to make an impact? This year, DMAIG and Four Diamonds are once again teaming up in our annual alumni give back. We are asking for monetary donations to help us purchase wrapping paper, bags and bows for the families who are going to be in treatment during the holiday season. Any additional funds we receive will be used to support their current Child Life Specialist Wish List needs such as markers, coloring books, games and more! Help brighten the lives of these precious children this holiday season with a donation today, but don’t delay supplies are needed by December 10th.
The DMAIG Mosaic is a photo mosaic that will benefit THON. The mosaic is made up of photos submitted by THON supporters who donate in exchange for a position in the display.
Picture Mosaics, founded by alumnus Albert Charpentier, will produce the mosaic, which will hang in the window of the new THON store at the HUB-Robeson Center. The store will open next year after construction ends.
As part of the proceeds, $5,000 will be kept for the Rick Funk Endowment Scholarship, seeking to recognize a Penn State student who has demonstrated commitment, loyalty, leadership and the ability to motivate other students involved in THON. DMAIG has been awarding this scholarship since its inception in 1996. Any additional proceeds will be donated directly to THON.
Start looking through your photos now! To include your pictures in the mosaic you can donate $55 to submit one photo, or $50 each for multiple entries. You’ll need to act fast — the mosaic will sell out. Visit dmaigmosaic.org now to start uploading photos.
For questions, please contact Mosaic Board Director Melanie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Location: Crystal Tea Room, 100 E Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is proud to host The 10th Annual Liberty Ball, A Knight for the Kids on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The annual black-tie optional event fundraises to support the efforts of the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) for its sole beneficiary, The Four Diamonds Fund at the Hershey Medical Center.
Since its inception in 2005, the Liberty Ball has raised over $100,000 for THON to help conquer pediatric cancer. As we approach our tenth year, we hope that you will join us for an evening filled with silent auctions, raffles, stories from Four Diamonds families, dinner and dancing. Our goal is to make this the largest fundraising year, to date, and we are confident we can do so with your support.
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Click here to purchase Tickets.
For ease of tracking and accuracy, we prefer all tickets to be paid by credit card using the link above. All tickets sales are final and no refunds will be offered. Tickets are transferable once purchased. No paper tickets will be issued as your name will be on the guest list.
Silent Auction / Raffles
Multiple items will be offered in our silent auction. As items are confirmed, they will be highlighted on our website. Raffles can be purchased at the door and throughout the event.
Thank you for your support.