Four Diamonds Mini-THON® is a K-12 opportunity for students to be empowered as leaders in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. Students gain work ready skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving, while promoting teamwork, creativity and spirit within their schools.   

As a year-long fundraising effort, Mini-THON® is an excellent way for students to get involved in philanthropy and engage their school and local community. This effort culminates with a multi-hour, fun-filled event involving games, music, dancing, activities and more!

Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THONTM) and have been making a difference in the lives of kids and families fighting pediatric cancer. With tens of thousands of student volunteers in more than 200 schools, Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community. During the 2021-2022 school year, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools raised more than $5.7 million for Four Diamonds. See how dollars raised by Mini-THON are making a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer by providing world-class medical care and life-saving research.

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“I never realized the positive impact that hosting a Mini-THON® would have on our school community and the community at-large. Since its inception, there has been a dramatic increase in school spirit. Most importantly, our Mini-THON® has increased student leadership skills, allowing them to handle multiple aspects of philanthropy while selflessly working to raise both monetary funds and awareness for Four Diamonds.”

– John Gildea-Walker, former Mini-THON® advisor at Springfield High School


Join the growing community of 90,000 students who are focused on one goal  providing hope to children and families fighting childhood cancer. 

Four Diamonds is committed to helping you launch a successful Mini-THON at your school, and starting a Mini-THON is easy with these three steps!

1. Recruit Friends ・  2. Select an Advisor  ・  3. Plan an Event Date

Four Diamonds has many resources to make planning a Mini-THON easy. Four Diamonds provides training materials and step-by-step guides for making your Mini-THON a great success. To get started, reach out to our team using the form below.


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    Four Diamonds Mini-THON® is the official charity partner of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC), and we are uniting in our shared goals of empowering students, developing leaders and inspiring acts of service. Student Council leaders throughout Pennsylvania are invited to join this powerful movement to conquer childhood cancer. Here’s how students can make a difference:

    • Start a Four Diamonds Mini-THON at their school
    • Support an existing Mini-THON at their school or in the community
    • Raise awareness and fundraise for Mini-THON

    To get started, contact Four Diamonds Mini-THON at 717-531-6086 or [email protected].

    “The partnership between Four Diamonds and PASC benefits students individually and collectively. By bringing together unique knowledge and experience from both organizations, we can expand our impact to a broader population and empower students in more ways.” – Jeff, Mini-THON advisor


    Register for this year’s Mini-THON® Leadership Summit on August 11, 2023 here

    The annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for students and advisors to network and share ideas with other Mini-THON schools while receiving training from qualified professionals. This is a FREE event for current and prospective Mini-THON students and advisors!

    Thank you to our event sponsor, MI Windows and Doors, for your continued support!

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    Rising Diamond Award for a New School
    Audrey Crabill, New Oxford High School
    Rising Diamond Award for a Returning School
    Dominic Viozzi, Annville Cleona High School
    Excellence in Online Giving
    Northern Middle School
    Excellence in Faculty Participation
    Camp Hill High School
    Excellence in Leadership Development for a New School
    Amy Shomper, Newport High School
    Excellence in Leadership Development for a Returning School
    Chrisie Dougherty, Radnor Middle School
    Excellence in Student Body Participation
    Schuylkill Haven Middle School
    Excellence in Fundraising
    Lower Moreland High School
    Excellence in Social Media
    Schuylkill Valley High School


    To give a gift to Four Diamonds through Mini-THON, donate to a Mini-THON school or a student participant.



    Thanks to all the schools that participated in Four Diamonds Mini-THONs during the 2021-2022 school year! Together, these student volunteers and 208 schools raised millions of dollars for Four Diamonds!

    2021-2022 MINI-THON® SCHOOLS:
    • Abington Senior High School
    • Academies of Loudoun
    • AIM Academy
    • Annville-Cleona High School
    • Bald Eagle Area High School
    • Baldwin High School
    • Bangor Area High School
    • Battlefield High School
    • Bellefonte Area High School
    • Benchmark School
    • Berg Middle School
    • Bethlehem Area School District – Freedom High School
    • Bethlehem Area School District – Liberty High School
    • Big Spring High School
    • Biglerville High School
    • Bishop McCort Catholic High School
    • Blue Mountain High School
    • Blue Mountain Middle School
    • Boiling Springs High School
    • Boyertown Area High School
    • Bucks County Technical High School
    • Camp Hill High School
    • Camp Hill Middle School
    • Carl Sandburg Middle School
    • Cathedral High School
    • Cedar Cliff High School
    • Cedar Crest High School
    • Cedar Crest Middle School
    • Central Bucks West High School
    • Central Dauphin High School
    • Central York High School
    • Chambersburg Area Senior High School
    • Charles Boehm Middle School
    • Chichester High School
    • Chipperfield Elementary School
    • Colonia High School
    • Conestoga High School
    • Conestoga Valley High School
    • Conewago Valley Intermediate School
    • Conrad Weiser High School
    • Council Rock High School South
    • Crossroads Middle School
    • Cumberland Valley High School
    • Dallastown High School
    • Dauphin County Technical School
    • Delone Catholic High School
    • Dock Mennonite Academy
    • Donegal High School
    • Dover Area High School
    • Dunmore Jr./Sr. High School
    • East Hanover Elementary School
    • East Pennsboro High School
    • East Stroudsburg High School South
    • Eastern Lebanon County High School
    • Eastern Lebanon County Intermediate School
    • Eastern York High School
    • Easton Area High School
    • Eisenhower Elementary School
    • Elizabethtown Area High School
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School
    • Ephrata High School
    • Ephrata Intermediate/Middle School
    • Exeter Township Senior High School
    • Fairview Elementary School
    • Fleetwood Area High School
    • Garnet Valley High School
    • Gettysburg Area High School
    • Governor Mifflin High School
    • Great Mills High School
    • Greensburg Salem High School
    • Greenville Jr./Sr. High School
    • Greenwood High School
    • Halifax Area High School
    • Hamilton Elementary School
    • Hanover High School
    • Hatboro-Horsham High School
    • Hempfield High School
    • Hershey High School
    • Hershey Middle School
    • Highland Elementary School
    • Hill School
    • Hoover Elementary School
    • Hopewell Valley Central High School
    • Indiana Area Senior High School
    • J.P. McCaskey High School
    • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
    • Kennard-Dale High School
    • Kennett High School
    • Lampeter-Strasburg High School
    • Lancaster Catholic High School
    • Lancaster Country Day School
    • Lehigh Valley Academy
    • Lewisburg Area High School
    • Lightridge High School
    • Line Mountain Elementary School
    • Littlestown Senior High School
    • Lower Dauphin High School
    • Lower Moreland High School
    • Lyall J. Fink Elementary School
    • Makefield Elementary School
    • Manchester Valley High School
    • Manheim Central High School
    • Manheim Township High School
    • Manheim Township Middle School
    • Manor Elementary School
    • Maple Point Middle School
    • Maple Shade High School
    • Marion Walker Elementary School
    • Marple Newtown High School
    • Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
    • Mechanicsburg Middle School
    • Methacton High School
    • Myersdale Area School District
    • Middletown Area High School
    • Mifflin County High School
    • Millersburg High School
    • Montgomery Elementary School
    • Montgomery Area Jr./Sr. High School
    • Montour High School
    • Moravian Academy
    • Morey Elementary School
    • Morristown High School
    • Neshaminy High School
    • New Cumberland Middle School
    • New Oxford High School
    • Newport High School
    • Norristown Area High School
    • North Penn High School
    • North Penn Liberty High School
    • North Pocono High School
    • Northeastern High School
    • Northern High School
    • Northern Lebanon High School
    • Northern Middle School
    • Northwest Area High School
    • Octorara High School
    • Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School
    • Owen J. Roberts High School
    • PA Cyber Charter School – Pittsburgh
    • Palmerton Area High School
    • Palmyra Area High School
    • Palmyra Area Middle School
    • Patton Middle School
    • Pen Argyl High School
    • Penn Manor High School
    • Pennridge High School
    • Pennsbury High School
    • Philadelphia Academy Charter High School
    • Phillipsburg Elementary School
    • Phillipsburg Regional High School
    • Phoenixville Area High School
    • Pine Richland High School
    • Pleasant Valley High School
    • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
    • Pocono Mountain East High School
    • Poquessing Middle School
    • Pottsville Area High School
    • Quakertown Community High School
    • Quarry Hill Elementary School
    • Radnor Middle School
    • Red Land High School
    • Red Lion High School
    • Red Lion Junior High School
    • Ridley High School
    • Robert Reid Elementary School
    • Sanford School
    • Saucon Valley High School
    • Schuylkhill Haven Middle School
    • Schuylkill Valley High School
    • South Fayette High School
    • South Park High School
    • South Western High School
    • South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School
    • Southern Lehigh High School
    • Southwest Elementary School
    • Spring Grove High School
    • Springfield High School
    • St. Catherine Laboure School
    • St. Mary’s Area Middle School
    • State College Area High School
    • Strath Haven High School
    • Stroudsburg High School
    • Stroudsburg Middle School
    • Susquehanna Township High School
    • Susquehannock High School
    • Susquenita High School
    • Thomas Jefferson High School
    • Trinity High School
    • Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School
    • Twin Valley High School
    • Unionville High School
    • Upper Dauphin Area Middle School
    • Upper Dublin High School
    • Upper Merion Area High School
    • Upper Moreland High School
    • Upper Perkiomen High School
    • Valley Forge Elementary School
    • Villa Maria Academy High School
    • W.G. Rice Elementary School
    • Warwick High School
    • West York Area High School
    • Whitehall High School
    • Wilson High School
    • Wissahickon High School
    • Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School
    • York Catholic High School
    • York County School of Technology
    • York Suburban High School

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