Bellafina Chocolates Supports Penn State THON

Kingsport, TN, November 18, 2017 --( Bellafina Chocolates is proud to support Penn State THON™ to help eradicate childhood cancer. Aligned with its mission of donating 100% of profits to children’s charities, Bellafina Chocolates has partnered with several THON student organizations and dancers to create special chocolate fundraisers that will run through THON Weekend in February.

“Supporting THON is a natural fit with our purpose to help suffering children threatened by disease, poverty, abuse, or neglect,” said Brenda Barnicki, Founder and President of Bellafina Chocolates. “The Penn State students are absolutely passionate about this cause and we are thrilled to be a part of it!”

Bellafina Chocolates is a gourmet chocolate company that specializes in elegant made-to-order truffles for memorable corporate and personal gifts. The company is run entirely by volunteers, plus the positions created to help women in recovery. The company ships its delicious chocolates across the U.S. and has donated 100% of its profits to charity since it began operation in 2010. The company has a goal to be able to write million dollar checks to charities one day, and hopes to grow its support of THON at the same time.

THON is a student-run philanthropy at Penn State committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. THON’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical cancer research.

“Since 1977, THON has raised more than $146 million with the support of organizations like Bellafina Chocolates in the fight to end childhood cancer,” said Andrew Smith, Director of THON. “These funds cover not only treatment costs for more than 3,700 children every year, but also support innovative research to go beyond Pennsylvania and touch the lives of families affected by childhood cancer.”

The public can purchase unique gifts at and can designate their affiliated student organization or dancer couple. Companies may inquire about customized corporate gifts by calling 423.292.2271 or emailing All net proceeds benefit THON.

About Bellafina Chocolates: Bellafina Chocolates’ sole purpose is to help threatened women and children around the world. The company is run entirely by volunteers, plus the paid positions added to help women recovering from addiction, incarceration, abuse, trafficking, or other personal struggles. Bellafina Chocolates ships their artisan chocolate truffles across the U.S. and can customize gifts with photos or company logos. More information about this two-time KOSBE-award winning company can be found at

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