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A special THON “Thank You”

A. Craig Hillemeier, MD, issued the following message upon the conclusion of THON 2015.

Dear Colleagues,

I am both humbled and inspired to share the great news that Penn State students raised an incredible $13,026,653.23 for Four Diamonds during THON 15 this weekend.

That’s an undeniable testament to the dedication, discipline and generosity of each member of this outstanding student-run organization.

This year's theme, Empower the Dreamers, articulated the spirit of hope, care, and compassion they exhibited throughout their remarkable campaign. Some of the students danced or volunteered in honor of, or in memory of, someone they love.  Many of our Four Diamonds families also joined the festivities in State College, sharing stories of hope and gratitude, and of what it means to them for their child to be able to receive world class care at our Children's Hospital and not have to worry about how they will pay for that care.

Special thanks to our staff who played a role in the success of THON activities this past weekend, and to the doctors, nurses, specialty care providers, researchers and staff who every day deliver the Four Diamonds mission to our young patients who are fighting cancer.

For The Kids,

A. Craig Hillemeier, MD
Dean, Penn State College of Medicine
CEO, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Penn State

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