North Allegheny Students Host Tiger Thon to Fight Pediatric Cancer
Posted by Emily Schaffer on 4/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, North Allegheny School District will host Tiger Thon, a six-hour dance marathon in which NA students in grades K-12 will raise money for local organizations dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer.
All donations will benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Hematology and Oncology Departments, along with local non-profit Pennies from Heaven. Tiger Thon has been recognized as UPMC’s largest high school dance-a-thon donor, and NASH students hope to uphold this reputation for years to come.
Over the past three years, North Allegheny has raised more than $85,000 in the fight against childhood cancer through similar fundraisers. In addition to raising money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Pennies from Heaven, the goal of Tiger Thon is also to raise awareness of childhood cancer in the local community and show strong support for those fighting for a cure.
Students in grades K-12 will come together at Tiger Thon to dance, raise money and enjoy a variety of games, performances, crafts and other activities throughout the evening. Sean Nolan, a cancer survivor and current junior at North Hills High School, will also be a guest speaker at the event. Tiger Thon is open to the public, and organizers are encouraging community members to come out and support the cause.
Tiger Thon will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 5-11 p.m. in the North Allegheny Senior High School gymnasium, 10375 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pennsylvania. For more information visit www.northallegheny.org/NATigerThon.