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 2022-2023 school year, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools raised more than $6.2 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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“Mini-THON has had a profound impact on our student leaders at Unionville High School. I have seen them become more personally invested in the success of our fundraisers–not for the purpose of receiving service hours or recognition–but because they are dedicated to living the mission of Four Diamonds. This year I watched the students rise to greatness, embodying the idea of service above self and working together to reach a lofty goal. Mini-THON is the greatest kind of leadership training because the students proudly own the entire process.”

– Faith Dilworth, Mini-THON advisor at Unionville High School


Join the thousands of 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.


Hundreds of schools have started Mini-THONs – and you can too!  To get started, fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you shortly. In the meantime, see how Mini-THON comes full circle to leave lasting impacts.

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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


    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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     Courage Award 
    Chloe Bryson, Dauphin County Technical School
    Wisdom Award
    Giavanna Jacobs, Wilson High School
    Honesty Award
    Emma Keener, Elizabethtown Area High School
    Strength Award
    Taylor Hagenkotter, Hatboro-Horsham High School
    Mini-THON for All 
    Lower Moreland High School
    Excellence in Mini-THON Leadership
    Steve Whiteley, York Suburban High School
    Christopher Millard Legacy Award
    Annville-Cleona Secondary School


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