Did you know that DMAIG gives out two awards every year to THON alumni? At their THON weekend reception, on February 22nd, we will be presenting awards to the Volunteer of the Year and Fundraiser of the Year. These awards were created to recognize the immense amount of time and effort alumni continue to dedicate to THON and the Four Diamonds Fund and highlight the winners accomplishments.
Most of us have stayed connected to the cause, either directly or indirectly and know people who have truly made it their mission to continue to fight pediatric cancer. We ask that you consider nominating a friend, colleague and/or organization that you know continue to support THON and the Four Diamonds Fund in their post-college lives. The process is very quick and in a few minutes you can nominate someone by clicking here.
If you have any additional questions about the DMAIG awards, THON Weekend events or the DMAIG reception itself, please email THON Weekend Director Kelly Dormer at email@example.com.
As a member of the Dance Marathon AIG, you can use our group codes to book your THON weekend hotel. We look forward to seeing you in Happy Valley this February, but be sure to book before the room blocks fill up!
And keep an eye out for more THON weekend info coming soon.
Days Inn, Downtown (Friday only)
**Special DMAIG Group Rate**
(814) 238-8454 Rate: $94 Code: CGLUMS
Nittany Lion Inn (Friday and Saturday)
(814) 865-8500 – Rate: $179 Code: DMAB14A
Do you know someone who has continued to dedicate time, energy, and passion to THON and The Four Diamonds Fund as an alumnus? Is there an organization that deserves recognition for its continued fight to beat pediatric cancer? Consider nominating them for one of our annual DMAIG volunteer awards!
At our THON weekend alumni reception on February 22, the AIG will present our annual awards to one individual and one group or organization who continues to embody the spirit of “FTK.” The nomination period is open now, so you can learn more and nominate a volunteer or group today.
If you have additional questions about the Dance Marathon AIG Awards or other alumni events during THON 2014, please email THON Weekend Director Kelly Dormer.
Currently in the early stages of planning, Mud 4 the Fund is a new race event that will be held August 16, 2014 at Skirmish Fields in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. By participating in or sponsoring the inaugural Mud 4 the Fund, you will be supporting The Hope Express.
While the Hope Express runners are chosen through a rigorous selection process, this is your chance to join the fight. This mud run has been created so you can stomp out cancer, get muddy and have a great time doing it. As Christopher Millard once wrote, it takes 4 diamonds to beat that evil thing called cancer; Wisdom, Honesty, Courage and Strength. We have obstacles that represent each of those characteristics and when you’re finished, you will have earned your 4 diamonds.
In the coming weeks they will be announcing registration, the course, obstacles and other updates about race day. In the meantime, you can pre-register and save $10 so you can be informed when full registration is open.
This year the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group is once again partnering with the Four Diamonds Fund to show our devotion to THON lasts more than just a few years as undergraduates at Penn State. As many of you may recall, we have done similar drives in the past including video game donations and a book drive. This year we really wanted to focus our efforts on helping our Four Diamonds kids to feel more comfortable during their treatment. We have decided to take donations for Chemo Ducks (http://chemoduck.org/about/).
We ask that you please consider donating following the instructions on this page. No amount is too small, and every donation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melissa Hackett, Four Diamonds Fund Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to donate:
Thank you for all of your help! Always For The Kids!
The Dance Marathon AIG is pleased to announce an opportunity to visit Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital on December 20, 2013. The tour will start promptly at 11 a.m. and conclude at about 3 p.m., lunch is included with the tour. Please be advised we are limited to 10 participants for this event, but we are working to get another tour spring of 2014. If you have any questions please e-mail Melissa Hackett at email@example.com
Tour sign ups are closed until later dates become available
The THON Mosaic will be a one-of-a-kind mosaic placed on Penn State’s campus as a permanent reminder of our university community’s dedication to conquering pediatric cancer. Using a design selected from the THON Mosaic Art Contest, photos submitted by the Penn State community will help turn the design into a photo mosaic. Funds raised by photo submission and the selling of mosaic prints will benefit THON and the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group. The designer of the THON Mosaic will have the opportunity to be a part of history, capturing the essence of THON and leaving his or her mark on Penn State’s campus through this public display. More details will be available at dmaig.org as the mosaic’s progress continues.
FIND THE MAGIC OF GIVING BACK!
Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $45 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. This is your chance to be part of this monumental event on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to your community and to help the Penn State Dance Marathon AIG—Pittsburgh. You will help us in our efforts to put an end to childhood cancer, by supporting Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and the Four Diamonds Fund.
Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass* for exclusive savings in every Macy’s store and online at macys.com on Saturday, August 24th, and we keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s gift card.
Find the magic of giving back, as Macy’s celebrates a national day of support for our community.
* The $5 shopping pass entitles you to 25% off regular, sale, and clearance items (including Home!) and 10% off electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses, and rugs/floor coverings. Some exclusions apply.
Don’t live in Pittsburgh? That’s okay! It’s valid at each and every Macy’s store across the country!
Plan ahead for Back to School Shopping or to make that big purchase on Saturday, August 24th!
PLEASE NOTE: This pass is ONLY used in stores, and IS NOT valid online. This is a change to the program from past years.