One of the biggest fundraisers for child cancer in the entire country is going on right now in Centre County.
She had Leukemia when she was one. The money thon gave to Four Diamonds helped save her life.
The organizatoin pays all medical costs that insurance doesn’t cover for eligible Four Diamonds children.
“Gas money to get to the hospital. it actually bought new tires on our car, little things along the way that financially just helped us,” Elaine Fazekas, said.
“I think that it really helps them emotionally, just because it’s a new friend, it’s someone that really is supporting them throughout the entire experience that they’re going through,” Katherine Finneran, Public Relations Captain, for THON 2019, said.
“With THON I’ve met so many people and it makes me feel like I’m not alone, because there’s so many people like me here, and it gives me like a free space away from the whole world, just to have fun and to feel like I’m accepted for what I had,” Ashley, said.
More than sixteen thousand volunteers help raise money throughout the year. Around seven hundred of them are dancing for forty six hours.
To find out how to donate to THON you can go to: