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What is Mini-Thon®?


Mini-THONs are interactive, fun-filled events that are student-led.

Four Diamonds Mini-THONs are interactive events for students of all ages that inspire teamwork, leadership and creativity, while empowering youth and young adults through philanthropy and community service in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) and have been making a difference in the lives of childhood cancer patients and their families since 1993. 

With more than 90,000 student volunteers and 280 schools in eight states (and counting!), Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community. During the 2015-16 school year, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges raised more than $5.5 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, teacher and Mini-THON® advisor at Springfield High School 

How to Start A mini-thon®

Become part of a large and growing community across the country of students 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!

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:

Start a Mini-THON®!

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.

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About the Mini-THON® Leadership Summit

join us for The 2017 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on

friday, August 4 at the Hershey Lodge


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 support!



Submit a 2017 Mini-THON award nomination through July 3. 

2016 Award Winners

Rising Diamond Award for a New School
Katy Collingsworth

Excellence in Use of Donor Drive
Central Mountain Middle School

Rising Diamond Award for a Returning School
Savannah Keenan

Excellence in Faculty Participation
Boyertown Area Senior High School

Excellence in Leadership Development
Matthew Boe, Meaghan Cappelloni, Jeremy Lenzi and Justine McEachern

Excellence in Student Body Participation
Urbana High School

Excellence in Social Media
Stroudsburg High School

Excellence in Fundraising
York Suburban High School

Donate To mini-thon®

To give a gift to Four Diamonds through Mini-THON, donate to a Mini-THON school or a student participant.
Search for a school or participant and make a secure online donation.

Find A mini-thon®

Thanks to all the schools that participated in Four Diamonds Mini-THONs during the 2015-2016 school year! Together, these 70,000 student volunteers and 235 schools raised $5.5 million for Four Diamonds!

2016-2017 Mini-THON® Schools: 
  • Abington Heights High School
  • Abington High School
  • Absegami High School
  • Adamstown Elementary High School
  • Annville-Cleona High School
  • Annville-Cleona Middle School
  • Archbishop Wood High School
  • Bala Cynwyd High School
  • Beaumont Elementary School
  • Belefonte Area Middle School
  • Benchmark School
  • Bethel Elementary School
  • Bethlehem Catholic High School
  • Biglerville High School
  • Bishop McCort High School
  • Bishop McDevitt High School
  • Bishop McDevitt High School (Wyncote)
  • Blue Mountain High School
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • Boyertown Area Senior High School
  • Bright Beginnings Child Development Center
  • Bucks County 4-H
  • Bucks County Technical School
  • Camp Hill High School
  • Cardinal O'Hara High School
  • Carlisle High School
  • Catoctin Elementary School
  • Cedar Cliff High School
  • Cedar Crest High School
  • Cedar Crest Middle School
  • Central Bucks High School East
  • Central Dauphin High School
  • Central Mountain Middle School
  • Central York High School
  • Cheltenham High School
  • Christoper Dock Mennonite School
  • Clearfield Ara Elementary School
  • Cocalico High School
  • Cocalico Middle School
  • Columbia High School
  • Conestoga High School
  • Conestoga Valley High School
  • Conestoga Valley Middle School
  • Conewago Valley Intermediate School
  • Conrad Weiser High School
  • Conwell-Egan High School
  • Council Rock High School South
  • Cumberland Valley High School
  • Dallas High School
  • Dallastown Area High School
  • Dauphin County Technical School
  • Delone Catholic High School
  • Duquesne University
  • E.R. Martin K-8 School
  • East Hanover Elementary School
  • East Juniata High School
  • East Pennsboro Area High School
  • East Pennsboro Middle School
  • Eastern Lebanon County High School
  • Easton Area High School
  • Elizabethtown High School
  • Emmaus High School
  • Ephrata High School
  • Ephrata Middle School
  • Esperanza Academy Charter School
  • Exeter Township Senior High School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Fishing Creek Elementary School
  • Fleetwood Area High School
  • Freedom/Liberty High School
  • Garnet Valley High School
  • Gateway High School
  • Gettysburg High School
  • Glenn Dale Elementary School
  • Governor Mifflin High School
  • Great Valley High School
  • Greensburg Salem Hugh School
  • Greenwood High School
  • Halifax High School
  • Hamburg High School
  • Hampton High School
  • Hanover High School
  • Harriton High School
  • Haverford High School
  • Hempfield Are Senior High School
  • Hempfield High School
  • Henry Houck Elementary School
  • Hershey High School
  • Hershey Middle School
  • Holy Family University
  • Indiana Area Senior High School
  • Indiana Junior High School
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvanai
  • Interboro High School
  • Juniata College
  • Juniata Gap Elementary School
  • Kennard-Dale High School
  • Kennett High School
  • King's College
  • Klinger Middle School
  • Kutztown Area High School
  • Lampeter-Strasburg
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Lancaster Catholic High School
  • Lancaster Country Day School
  • Landsdale Catholic High School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Lebanon Middle School
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lewisburg Area High School
  • Littlestown High School
  • Lower Dauphin High School
  • Lower Moreland High School
  • Lycoming College
  • Manheim Central High School
  • Manheim Central Middle School
  • Manheim Township High School
  • Manheim Township Middle School
  • Marian Catholic High School
  • Marion Walker Elementary School
  • Mechanicsburg Senior High School
  • Mechanicsburg Middle School
  • Mercer Middle School
  • Methacton High School
  • Meyersdale Area High School
  • Middletown Area High School
  • Millersville University
  • Millville Jr./Sr. High School
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School
  • Montessori Country Day School
  • Montgomery Elementary School
  • Moore Elementary School
  • Mount Joy 4-H
  • Mount Saint Joseph Academy
  • Muhlenberg High School
  • Nazareth Area High School
  • Neshaminy High School
  • New Hope Solebury High School
  • North Allegheny Senior High School
  • North Hills High School
  • North Penn Senior High School
  • Northhampton Area High School
  • Northeastern High School
  • Northern High School
  • Northern Lebanon High School
  • Northern Middle School
  • Northwest Area Middle/High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Northwest Intermediate School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Oceanside High School
  • Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School
  • Owen J. Roberts High School
  • Palmyra Area High School
  • Palmya Area Middle School
  • Pen Argyl High School
  • Penn Manor High School
  • Pennridge High School
  • Penns Valley Elementary School
  • Pennsbury High School
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter High School
  • Phillipsburg High School
  • Phoenixville High School
  • Pine Grove Area High School
  • Pine Richland High School
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School
  • Pleasant Valley Middle School
  • Pocono Mountain East High School
  • Pope John Paul II High School
  • Port Matilda Elementary High School
  • Pottsgrove High School
  • Pottsville Area High School
  • Quakertown Community High School
  • Red Land High School
  • Red Lion High School
  • Robert Reid Elementary School
  • Roberto Clemente Elementary Charter School
  • Roxburg High School
  • Rustin High School
  • Saint Basil Academy
  • Saint Catherine Laboure School
  • Saint Joseph Elementary School
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Saints Peter and Paul High School
  • Saucon Valley High School
  • Shippensburg University
  • Solanco High School
  • South Fayette High School
  • South Hanover Elementary School
  • South Side High School
  • South Western High School
  • South Williamsport Area High School
  • Southern Lehigh High School
  • Southwest Elementary School
  • Spring Grove
  • Springfield High School
  • Spring-Ford High School
  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
  • State College Middle School
  • Stroudsburg  High School
  • Susquehanna Township High School
  • Susquenita High School
  • The Hun School of Princeton
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Trailside Middle School
  • Trinity High School
  • Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School
  • Twin Valley High School
  • Unionville High School
  • Upper Dublin High School
  • Upper Merion Area High School
  • Upper Moreland High School
  • Upper Perkiomen High School
  • Urbana High School
  • Valley Forge Elementary School
  • Villa Joseph Marie High School
  • Warwick High School
  • West Hanover Elementary School
  • West Perry High School
  • West Perry Middle School
  • West York Area High School
  • Westmont Hilltop High School
  • Westmoreland County 4-H
  • Whitehall High School
  • William Tennent High School
  • Williams Valley Elementary School
  • Wilson High School
  • Wilson West Middle School
  • Windber Area High School
  • Wissahickon Middle School
  • Wyomissing High School
  • York Academy Regional Charter School
  • York Catholic High School
  • York Suburban High School

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