Welcome to the THRIVE for Life Foundation Splash Page. Scroll down the page for information about upcoming THRIVE fundraising events.

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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, CARE (Cancer Assistance and Resource Education) Center formerly known as the 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 on October 2, 2021 on the front lawn of  Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. All event proceeds are directed to the CARE Center in support of its whole person care initiatives.

 

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Who We Support

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Dr. Ray Hohl, Penn State Cancer Institute (PSCI) Director; Mr. Pete Gurt, President, Milton Hershey School; Mr. Steve Massini, CEO, Penn State Health and Cooking for Cancer Sous-chef; Ms. Michele Buck, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Hershey Company and Cooking for Cancer Keynote Speaker; Ms. Shari Massini, Cooking for Cancer Guest Chef; Ms. Kathleen Purcell, Chief of Staff, Board and Legal Transformation, The Hershey Company and Cooking for Cancer Event Co-Chair and Dr. Michael Hayes, Founding Program Director, PSCI CARE Center, President, THRIVE for Life Foundation, and Cooking for Cancer Event Co-Chair

To learn more about the Penn State Cancer Institute CARE Center, click on the following link to view the CARE Center’s opening celebration video: engage.pennstatehealth.org/care.

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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 Penn State Health 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.