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

 

With 70,000 student volunteers and 235 schools in five states (and growing!), Mini-THON®s are bringing hope to families in need and creating a legacy of service within 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. 

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

Want to join the Mini-THON® movement? Learn how to start a Mini-THON® at your school!

THON 

Led by students at The Pennsylvania State University, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THONTM ) is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for childhood cancer. This effort engages more than 15,000 students across Penn State committed to one goal: conquer childhood cancer. 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). 

In 2016, THON raised more than $9.7 million and donated 96 percent of the funds raised directly to Four Diamonds. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $136 million to benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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.

 

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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If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Katie Anderson at kanderson11@hmc.psu.edu or 717-531-6086. 

"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@hmc.psu.edu or 717-531-6086 for more information. 

Volunteer

Volunteer with Four Diamonds

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

 

VolunteeR at Penn State Children’s Hospital

To begin volunteering at Penn State Children’s Hospital, please visit the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Volunteer Office

 

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. Specialty toys and activities can help make a hospital stay less stressful, improve the child’s quality of life, and help create a warm, comfortable environment.

All in-kind gifts to Penn State Children’s Hospital are managed by Child Life. Please contact Child Life at childlife@hmc.psu.edu or call 717-531-8366 to discuss donation opportunities.

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