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Tell Us What Your Organization Is Doing For Your 4D Families Not Able To Attend THON Weekend

A possible chicken pox exposure at the THON Hoops game a few weeks ago has prevented some THON volunteers, dancers, and Four Diamonds Families from being able to attend THON Weekend.

Penn State health officials said one child attending the Hoops game had previously been exposed the chicken pox and was later treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Because of the weakened immune systems of chemotherapy patients, an exposure to a virus like the chicken pox could be deadly.

Because of this, THON children in active treatment are unable to attend THON. While it’s sad that some families are unable to be here THON Weekend, many organizations are caring for their THON families in other ways.

If you’re doing something special for your THON family who can’t be here this weekend, send me an email at [email protected] so we can feature you in a post. You can send me your organization and where you are in the BJC so I can interview you, or you can send me the information via email. If you email me, please include:

  • Your organization
  • Your THON family
  • How you’re making THON Weekend special for your family
  • Any other information you’d like us to know

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Melissa McCleery

Melissa is a senior majoring in Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Spanish. In the little free time she has, Melissa likes to cook, spend all her money at The Phyrst, and add to her collection of blue and white striped clothing. She can be reached via Twitter (@mkmccleery) or email ([email protected]).


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