We're hosting 11 Penn State students at our home this weekend for their local THON fundraising efforts. If you're not familiar with THON, read more about it here.
From their website:
The mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of The Four Diamonds Fund.
Together we will find a cure.
My wife handled the grocery shopping, food preparation, etc. I was responsible for cutting the grass and making the outside presentable, general heavier cleaning, and having enough wood split & ready for the firepit. I offered to make a pot of buffalo tongue chili, however, the look I got pretty much quashed that idea.
On Saturday, the kids raised $4,800+, and they just cleared out of our home after breakfast this Sunday morning for Round II.
Anyway, our normal weekend routine has been interrupted, albeit for the best of causes...helping kids and their families cope with and hopefully - someday - beat childhood cancer.
So, please...the next time you see some kids dressed in Penn State garb with the cans above at an intersection, in front of a grocery store or fast-food place...consider what they are trying to do and contribute whatever you can. It all adds up.
Here are a few more pics from our weekend...so far.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.