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Penn State is a top-ranked research university and Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution, founded with a mission of high-quality teaching, expert research, and global service. Discover a community—more than 775,000 strong—driven to make a difference.

In Pursuit of a Cure

THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, is committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer by providing emotional and financial support, spreading awareness, and ensuring funding for critical research.


Contributed to Four Diamonds for pediatric cancer research.


Families served.


Patient bills covered.