Nicholas Ruggieri

Towne Thon 2019


Dear Friends, 

For the past 6 years, Franklin Towne Charter High School has hosted a Dance Marathon Fundraiser to raise money for the students in their families in our community. 

This year, along with giving back to the families in our community, we are raising money for the patients supported by the research and care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Why will I dance for CHOP? For one, my brother works for CHOP and he has shown me first hand how important it is for us to raise money for these incredible young children. Not only has he proven that through his work, but he was also a patient at CHOP when he was younger. I will never forget the day where he was in so much pain that he could not climb his favorite tree when he was younger. He was shortly after diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and was sent to CHOP. When he went to CHOP, the staff treated my brother with love and care during his tenure and kept in contact with those who helped him there after. Without CHOP, my bother would never have been able to have the quality of life he has today. 


Our dance marathon lasts for 12 HOURS and we are dancing for the kids who are being treated at CHOP. CHOP is working every day to make breakthroughs possible for all children. Philanthropic gifts are vital to this research and with your help we can transform the patient-family experience, forge new discoveries, bolster training and education programs, advocate for children in under served communities, and quickly respond to new opportunities


CHOP is North America’s first pediatric hospital, and one of the best in the world, only CHOP can assemble the best talent and deepest resources, the widest range of research and clinical care, and the most robust tools to accelerate the prevention and cure of illnesses that keep kids from being kids.


Now is the time to ensure that CHOP has the resources to keep creating the firsts in pediatric medicine for which we are world-renowned. We must set the standard of care for others to follow across the nation and around the world, and we must never stop pushing those standards ever higher.


Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Support This Participant" button on this page. 

 Thank you for visiting my fundraising page and helping us make breakthroughs!

 All contributions will benefit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Any contribution will help, and all donations are tax deductible.

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