“Through the sale of our products and support for all levels of merchandise throughout the THON community, I hope the student volunteers feel united and connected in our mission to conquer childhood cancer together.”
“This year’s theme is about the potential to change someone’s life, make a positive impact in their day, and take steps towards finding a cure. It means having the ability to have another day, smell the fresh air, and smile.”
“This is something that we hope will become an annual fundraising push for all of THON and we’re very optimistic to see what the future holds for the campaign.”
“I THON so that each volunteer can be impacted by something much greater than themselves, and learn to be thankful for all of the many problems that they will never have to worry about.”
“On Finance you have the unique opportunity to physically touch and see the impact that this organization is making on a daily basis and know that those dollars will go towards fighting childhood cancer.”
The partnership between the two organizations could signal a shift in THON’s culture away from the traditional stark competition between organizations and more toward a collaboration to achieve the same goals.
I am proud to be part of this student body that financially and emotionally supports Four Diamonds Children and their families. From firsthand experience, I know this generosity means the world to these families, especially the life-long relationships with THON orgs. So, it is out of my awe and appreciation for all that these organizations do for families, students, and the community, that I urge THON to go further. I challenge THON to address and discuss the root causes of this philanthropic need: the healthcare system in the United States.
DonorDrive — THON’s newest fundraising platform — will create a more compelling call-to-action for volunteers everywhere.