THE POLIZZI FAMILY!
At Penn State University, THON - the world's largest student run philanthropy - raises millions of dollars each year to fight against pediatric cancer. The effort culminates in a 46 hour, no sit, no sleep, dance marathon for the kids. Some student organizations at PSU have the amazing chance to be paired with a Four Diamonds family, and work with them to ensure they are not alone in the fight.
Within one year of having our first dancers on the floor in THON 2011, RAM Squad was paired with a Four Diamonds family, the Polizzi family.
The Polizzi family is one of the strongest and kind-hearted families we have ever met. Gabriella "Gabby" is our Four Diamonds child and has been cancer free since 2011. Gabby has two older siblings: Joe and Danielle. Sal and Deb, their parents, always welcome us into their home - throughout the year we visit them at their home in Lancaster to play with the kids and be inspired by their strength. Deb is also nice enough to give us the best home-cooked meals. :)
Our bond with our Four Diamonds Family continues to grow every day. The Polizzi family have allowed us to open our eyes to the beauty of life. We love to spend time with them every year, both on weekends and during THON. They are the greatest addition to our RAMily!