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Our Families

The Hoglund Family

PBL was paired with the Hoglunds in December of 2022. Branson Hoglund is a fourteen-year-old who loves Marvel and making YouTube videos! In May of 2022 his doctors found a tumor on his knee. In October, he had a successful 11-hour surgery that completely removed this tumor and any other bone with cancer.  Branson then had his last chemo treatment, and in July of 2023, he officially won his battle and rung the bell! The Hoglund family is made up of Branson, Andrea, David, and their yellow lab Marvel!


The Harmon Family

Phi Beta Lambda was paired with Miranda Harmon and her family in November 2018. Since being paired, we have been able to get to know what a beautiful, funny, intelligent young woman Miranda is. Miranda has been cancer free for 3 years! Next Fall, she is starting at Harrisburg Area Community College, then to Penn College afterwards.



Our five THON chairs, Ashley, Drew, Dana, Emily, and Tyler are the incredible students who dedicate themselves to making PBL as involved in THON as possible. They organize events and fundraisers, maintain strong relationships with our THON families, and serve as a wealth of knowledge for all things THON for our members. Learn more about why they THON!


Our 2024

Since 2008, Phi Beta Lambda has raised over $500,000.00 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. That money has helped countless children and their families through cancer diagnoses without ever seeing a bill.


Phi Beta Lambda is represented on the floor this year for THON weekend by Eswar Chelliah, Emily Hack, Dana Kuo, Olivia Falcucci, Nina Hamersley, and Kevin McCrea, who will stand for an incredible 46 hours straight in the Bryce Jordan Center.


Our entire brotherhood is involved in our THON efforts through fundraising, support from the stands, and events with our THON families throughout the year. 

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