On February 23, we attended the Liberty Ball in Philadelphia, an annual gala held by members of the Penn State Alumni Association – Philadelphia Chapter in support of the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON).

While there, we had the honor of being presented with the 4th Annual Kayla Nakonechni Knight Award, which recognizes a leader in the community who has devoted their time and effort to being an advocate in the fight against pediatric cancer.

We are especially honored to receive this award, as it celebrates the memory of Kayla Nakonechni, who we had the great pleasure to know during her time as a Penn State student and THON volunteer.

In Tom's own words: "Knowing Kayla made us all want to do more to help others and live life to the fullest."

Thank you again to the Liberty Ball and the Nakonechni family for this special honor!