Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the  THRIVE for Life Foundation has postponed its Inaugural Croquet for Cancer Tournament to the fall of 2021. THRIVE remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all of our event participants, spectators, and sponsors. For Croquet for Cancer tournament-related updates, please visit the  THRIVE for Life Foundation splash page. THRIVE… for life, for good! (updated 08/01/2020)

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Who We Are

Founded in May 2019, the THRIVE for Life Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising funds in support of the Penn State Cancer Institute Patient Services HUB and its whole person care initiatives.

What We Do

The THRIVE for Life Foundation hosts a number of fundraising events, including its signature event, Croquet for Cancer, a tournament being held in the fall of 2021 on the front lawn of  Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. All event proceeds are directed to the Patient Services HUB in support of its whole person care initiatives.

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Mission

To support and sustain comprehensive, patient—and family—centered, whole person care for patients seeking treatment at Penn State Cancer Institute.

Vision

Enhancing the lives of adults diagnosed with cancer.

Board Members

Michael Hayes, Ph.D.

President

Steve Mancuso, B.S.N., M.B.A.

Vice President

Jennifer Feeman

Treasurer

Shiyoko Cothren, M.H.A.

Secretary

Directors

Ann Blugis Cooke

Ellyn Exley

Matthew Lawrence, J.D.

Julie Rockey, M.B.A., R.H.I.A.

Marvin J. Rudnitsky, J.D.

Terry M. Wolpaw, M.D., M.H.P.E.

Email us at:
info@thriveforlife.me

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Join us for this inaugural fundraising event to help adults diagnosed with cancer.

90 teams (two players per team) are being recruited by General Managers. Each team will compete on the croquet court as well as to raise funds for Penn State Cancer Institute’s whole person care initiatives. Two Croquet for Cancer Cups will be awarded – one to the winning croquet team and the other to the team that raises the most funds!

Fall, 2021 (date: to be announced)

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Registration

8am Team Check In.

Team Fundraising Goal:

$500.00 or more… the sky’s the limit!

Event Overall Fundraising Goal:

$50,000 or more… help us knock it out of the court!

Proceeds will be donated to the Penn State Cancer Institute Patient Services HUB to support its comprehensive, patient—and family—centered, whole person care initiatives.

What do we mean by whole person care initiatives? Click here to find out more:

  • To register a team, tell us who you are:

    Chief General Manager Steve Mancuso will contact you once you express your interest.

Event Sponsors

Mallet Level Sponsors

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Court Level Sponsors

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Wicket Level Sponsors

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Dorothy M. Anderson

Michael Hayes

Barbara Hayes

Sign Up to be an Event Sponsor

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Download our sponsorship form here.

Future Events

THRIVE for Life Poker RunFlier Art 2020

The Poker Run will be postponed to the summer/fall of 2021.

Corporate Partner

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The THRIVE for Life Foundation is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by the law. The official registration and financial information of the THRIVE for Life Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Please note, the THRIVE for Life Foundation is not a part of nor affiliated with the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State Health or the Penn State College of Medicine.

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Mission: To support and sustain comprehensive, patient-and family-centered, whole person care for patients seeking treatment at Penn State Cancer Institute.

Vision: Enhancing the lives of adults diagnosed with cancer.