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Join Four Diamonds in the fight to conquer childhood cancer! 

The Conquer Run is a 5K run and fun walk through Hersheypark that benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

Join Four Diamonds for the 2017 Conquer Run on September 23!

REGISTER HERE

For the latest updates, follow @ConquerRun on Twitter.

 
Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 - $10,000 and can be customized to meet your company’s needs. We offer companies meaningful engagement opportunities with Four Diamonds through this event, as well as the chance to make a direct impact in the lives of children fighting cancer and their families. For more information, please contact Suzanne Graney at sgraney@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

 
About Four Diamonds:

In the U.S., more children die from cancer than any other disease. The Four Diamonds mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research.

Since its creation in 1972, Four Diamonds has helped nearly 4,000 children and families and supported a diverse platform of childhood cancer research at Penn State Children's Hospital, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world. Learn more about Four Diamonds and our history.

mini-thon®

Mini-THONs are interactive, fun-filled events that are completely student-led. Benefiting Four Diamonds, Mini-THONs raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. At their core, Mini-THONs are kids helping kids.  

With 90,000 student volunteers and 265 schools in eight states, Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and creating a legacy of service within their community. During the 2016-17 school year, students across the country raised more than $6.46 million to help children and families fighting childhood cancer. 

 

Support the powerful movement of Mini-THON!

Click here to search for a school or participant and make a secure online donation.

Start a Mini-THON at your school - learn more here!

 

Penn State dance maraTHON

Led by students at The Pennsylvania State University, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign in the fight against childhood cancer. This effort engages more than 16,500 students who are committed to one goal: conquering childhood cancer.

In 2017, THON raised more than $10 million to help children and families treated for cancer at Penn State Children's Hospital. Dollars raised also fund life-saving research for better treatments and a cure. Since 1977, THON has raised nearly $150 million to benefit Four Diamonds and our mission.

 

Four Diamonds is the sole beneficiary of THON's fundraising activities, and THON is the largest contributor to Four Diamonds. To learn more about THON and how you can get involved, visit them online or call 1-800-392-THON (8466).

To give a gift to Four Diamonds through THON, you may make a general donation to THON or support a participating student organization or independent dancer couple. Click here to make a secure online donation. 

Fundraise Your Way FTK®

 

"WHEN YOU BRING TOGETHER GOOD PEOPLE FOR AN IMPORTANT CAUSE, THERE ARE NO LIMITS." 

- CHARLES MILLARD, FOUR DIAMONDS CO-FOUNDER

There are no limits to the unique and special ways you can help support Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Join us as a partner in the fight to conquer childhood cancer by using your time and talents to raise awareness and funds for our kids and the cutting-edge research needed to find a cure. 

 

CREATE YOUR EVENT. BE A PART OF THE MOVEMENT TO CONQUER CHILDHOOD CANCER.

 

PERSONAL MILESTONES

Help children with cancer reach the next big milestone in their lives by dedicating one of yours. Whether it's your birthday, graduation or wedding, celebrate your special day by asking your friends and family to donate to Four Diamonds in lieu of gifts.

Click here to read how one couple shared their love for THON and Four Diamonds on their wedding day!

 

 

IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY

Encourage friends and family to give to Four Diamonds in honor or in memory of a loved one. In doing so, they can help build their loved one's legacy by helping children and families fighting childhood cancer.

 

 

CHALLENGES

Take on feats of strength and endurance - just like the kids who face extraordinary challenges in their daily lives. Ask your friends and family to show their support for your hard work by donating to Four Diamonds.

 

 

 

CREATE YOUR OWN EVENT

​Share your passion to end childhood cancer by creating your own fundraising event campaign and website. The options are endless, but the goal is the same - raise money to conquer childhood cancer.

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inspiring story of giving back - kaitlin & chuck 

Kaitlin and Chuck fell in love with THONTM and the mission of Four Diamonds during their freshman year at Penn State, as members of the Thespians and The Singing Lions. It was an incredible experience to see thousands of students with different background and interests all coming together for one very important cause – to help conquer childhood cancer.

Kaitlin’s involvement continued when she had the unique opportunity to dance in THON, and she later participated in The Hope Express, a 135-mile run from Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa., to the home of THON, the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. While both of these experiences were challenging – both physically and mentally – Kaitlin drew inspiration from the thousands of Four Diamonds children and families who face extraordinary challenges every day.

For the past 40 years, THON and Four Diamonds have joined together to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. These organizations and their collective mission provide hope, and Kaitlin and Chuck are eager to help in any way they can.

So it seems only fitting that this incredible couple shared their love for THON and Four Diamonds on their wedding day. To thank their friends and family for being a part of this special milestone, Kaitlin and Chuck donated to Four Diamonds in lieu of traditional wedding favors and gave guests the option to make a donation instead of buying a wedding gift – raising nearly $1,000 for children and families fighting cancer.

We’re grateful for supporters like Kaitlin and Chuck who give us hope that one day we will conquer childhood cancer by funding the life-saving research needed to find a cure. 

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Katie Anderson at kanderson11@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-6086. Please ask us about Four Diamonds wedding favors to share on your special day. 

"Childhood cancer is a cause that is very close to my heart. It impacts too many families and takes too many lives. When my daughter asked me to help her organize a fundraiser to support Four Diamonds, I knew that I wanted to do something special. Gettysburg Rocks brings together local bands and Four Diamonds families for a bi-annual music festival in Gettysburg, Pa. I love doing live shows, but doing live shows that help other people in the process is what makes life worthwhile." - Rob Simon, Gettysburg Rocks Director 

Individual Giving

 

grateful PATIENTS AND families

Having a child in the hospital impacts everyone in his or her life, and there are many ways to say thank you for the superior care and comprehensive support provided to the whole family. 

 

Bequests and Other Planned Gifts through Legacy Giving

Gift planning offers you the chance to give to Four Diamonds now or after your lifetime, helping you align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans. Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to make the greatest impact on our mission while maintaining the future security of you and your loved ones. 

To learn more about how you can leave a legacy gift to Four Diamonds, please contact The Pennsylvania State University Gift Planning office who assists us with these types of gifts. 

 

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Donating appreciated securities is an excellent way to support Four Diamonds. It may also provide you with significant tax benefits.

To learn more about donating stocks, bonds and mutual funds to Four Diamonds, please contact The Pennsylvania State University Gift Planning office who assists us with these types of gifts.

 

Corporate Giving

 

CAUSE-RELATED MARKETING

By partnering with Four Diamonds on a cause-related marketing (CRM) or corporate giving program, we can help you reach your business goals while giving back to the community. Our staff will work with you to design, create and activate a custom program that fits your business needs and the needs of your costumers and employees. 

Why should you become our Partner In The Fight?
  • Ability to make a large collective impact on the children and families supported by Four Diamonds
  • Brand recognition through co-branding
  • Builds a positive image toward consumers
  • Employee engagement: Employees prefer working for companies that support local causes
  • Increased sales: Studies indicate that consumers will choose to shop at companies that support important charitable causes (*Cone Cause Marketing Research)
Examples of Cause-Related Marketing (CRM) Campaigns:
  • Icon or pin-up sales
  • Designating a portion of proceeds to Four Diamonds (quarterly, monthly, etc.).
  • Change collection or round up promotions
  • Retail product or service sales with proceeds benefitting Four Diamonds
  • Social media promotions

Additional opportunities include:

  • Employee Giving: Offering payroll deductions to your employees demonstrates that you care about them and their interests.
  • Event Sponsorship: Demonstrate your commitment to conquering childhood cancer by sponsoring a Four Diamonds event, including Conquer Run, Mini-THON® Leadership Summit and local Mini-THON® programs, and THON sponsorships are also available. 
  • Matching Gifts: Match your employees' contributions to Four Diamonds and demonstrate your support of employee charitable giving. 

Please contact Four Diamonds at fourdiamondsinfo@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-6086 for more information. 

 

MATCHING GIFTS

Matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to Four Diamonds and increase the impact of the gift. By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

So how is your gift matched?

  • Four Diamonds receives our tax exempt status from the Pennsylvania State University. Our Tax ID # is 24-6000376.
  • Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program. 
  • If so, request a matching form from your company.
  • Complete and submit the form and return it to the company.
  • The company will then issue a matching gift contribution to Penn State.
  • Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

The Pennsylvania State University

One Old Main

University Park, PA 16802

The Pennsylvania State University is classified as a government entity. As an Instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania it is not required to apply for or have a 501(c)3 designation. 

The Pennsylvania State University is tax exempt under IRS regulations 170(c) and 170 (b)(1)(A)(ii) as explained in the letter provided by the University Attorney’s Office. Schools (and other Government Entities), Churches and/or religious organizations are not required to apply for tax exempt status (Form 1023) with the IRS. Therefore, they will never appear on the IRS Publication 78. If you are not familiar with this type of exemption please consult with your colleagues or tax managers.

Volunteer

Volunteer with Four Diamonds

Contact Four Diamonds at fourdiamondsinfo@pennstatehealth.psu.edu for volunteer opportunities. 

 

VolunteeR at Penn State Children’s Hospital

To begin volunteering at Penn State Children’s Hospital, please contact Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Volunteer Services or apply here

 

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts are a donation of goods or services, other than money, to a charitable organization.

Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for children and their families. All in-kind gifts to Penn State Children’s Hospital are managed by Child Life. Please contact Child Life at childlife@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or call 717-531-8366 to discuss donation opportunities.

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