Hope From Coast 2 Coast 2018



93% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Feb 11, 2018

DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 30, 2018


Connect to THON and Your Fellow Alumni to Bring Hope From Coast 2 Coast!

Join alumni from around the world and participate in the second annual Hope From Coast 2 Coast (HFC2C) virtual run! The event takes place the week leading up to THON (February 11-18, 2018).

Our mission is to bridge the gap between THON weekend and alumni around the world to raise awareness and funds supporting THON in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. 


This year, you can choose to participate in one of three ways:

Create and recruit a team of your own.

Participate as an individual.

Join a team divided into four distances, each represented by one of Christopher Millard’s Four Diamonds.

-The Courage Team will fundraise or run/walk 1 mile.

-The Honesty Team will run or walk 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.

-The Strength Team has the entire week to run 46 miles, as Penn State Dance Marathon dancers stand for 46 hours.

-The Wisdom Team will run 100 miles, the approximate distance between Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Penn State University in University Park, PA. 

**These distances can be completed individually or as a team among friends, family, or fellow Penn State alumni from around the country.


Yes, the event is virtual, but the connection and community are real. Once you select a team, you will receive a detailed email with the miles tracking app, fundraising information, and an invitation to the HFC2C participant Facebook page. There, you’ll find fundraising ideas, training tips, and inspirational stories.


For those unfamiliar with a virtual run: 

A virtual run is a walk/run/race that can is completed on your own terms. You choose the location and the time. You can run alone or with a group. You can track your miles with a mobile device or enter them manually to the event application on your mobile device or computer browser.

At this time, there is no required fundraising minimum; however, we encourage each participant to reach $150. The HFC2C Fundraising guide and the participant Facebook group have great tips and tricks to help accomplish this goal. Each participant hitting the $150 goal will receive a HFC2C medal!

The funds we raise help support THON, the Kids, and their families during their battle, while bringing us closer to our ultimate goal - finding a cure for all childhood cancers.


How to Sign Up for a Team

To join, go to our fundraising page:  https://www.crowdrise.com/HopeFromCoast2Coast2018

    ▪    Choose your team based on the mileage you wish to run by clicking on that team’s page (or go directly to the team pages below)

    ▪    Courage, Honesty, Strength, Wisdom

    ▪    Once on the team page, click on the “Join the Team” link along the right-hand side of the page.

    ▪    After you sign up, a member from DMAIG will welcome you to the team with more information, details about the miles tracking app, and an invitation to our group Facebook page where you will meet your fellow runners to share support, stories, and fundraising tips.

If you have any questions please email:


Autumn Ghigiarelli, Hope From Coast 2 Coast Chair, at hope@dmaig.org

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Strength Team (46 miles)

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Honesty Team (5k)

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Gym Club Alumni FTK

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Wisdom Team (100 miles)

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Embrace the Miles

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Domani alumni FTK

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Running for a cure

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