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.
“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.
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:
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!
|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.Donate
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!